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March 5, 1956 - July 10, 2017

Burial Date: July 15, 2017

Linda Jean Shrader McGraw, 61, of Pineville, West Virginia passed away at her home on Monday July 10, 2017. Linda was born March 5, 1956 in Grundy, Virginia.

Linda was loved by everyone that knew her. She had an amazing sense of humor, a contagious laugh, and a smile that could light up any room.  She was a disabled coal miner, but her true passion was being a mother to Portia, and a Nanny to Tanner and Dawson.  She loved black and white classic movies, politics, world affairs, knitting, and listening to classic rock music, especially the Eagles.

Linda was the daughter of the late Robert Shrader of Grundy, Virginia, and Ella Shrader Thomas of Pineville, West Virginia.  She was the granddaughter of the late Laura Bell Viars Cline “Maw Girlie” of  Bradshaw, West Virginia. Those left behind to cherish her memory are her daughter and best friend Portia McGraw Mullins and her husband Jamie of Pineville, West Virginia.  Her Grandson’s, that were like her sons, Tanner and Dawson Thames of Pineville, West Virginia.  Her sisters Patsy Shrader Meadows, Connie Shrader Hill, and Sandra Thomas Davis of Pineville, West Virginia.  Her brothers Randy Shrader, and his wife Debbie, and Ronnie Shrader and his wife Pam of Southport, North Carolina, and Billy Thomas and his wife Angela of Pineville, West Virginia.  She had 14 nieces and nephews, and 14 great nieces and nephews that adored her.  Also, she leaves behind her best friend of most her life, Judy McGraw.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Cook Memorial Baptist Church in Pineville, WV from 2pm to 4pm with her nephew, Jason Shrader, performing her celebration of life. In lieu of flowers please make contributions in her grandsons names Tanner and Dawson Thames to First Community Bank P.O. Box 249 Pineville, West Virginia 24874. Melton Mortuary of Beckley, WV will be directing the services.  Online condolences may be made at