Nell Graves Sawyer, 94, died August 2, 2017, in Abilene, Texas.

Graveside service will be 11:00 AM Saturday, August 19, in Graves Cemetery at Rockett, Texas. Floral tributes should be sent to Sawyer Family, c/o Kathryn Clopton, 5613 FM 813, Waxahachie, TX 75165.

Nell was born in Corsicana, Texas to Robert Russell Graves and Mary Gertrude Kelly reared in Rockett, Texas, and graduated at Ferris. Predeceased by husband, Lt. Col. Lofton P. Sawyer (Ret.) in 1985. Survivors include children, Gloria Ann Sawyer of Abilene, and Thomas P. Sawyer of Ovalo; sister, Kathryn Clopton of Rockett, Texas; stepchildren, Linda Barnes and Gary Barnes.

Arrangements are by The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road, Abilene. Condolences may be submitted at