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Column: The details of stories and lives
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When Rev. Billy Graham passed away, there were wonderful tributes that poured forth from people who knew him or had been inspired by his life and preaching. Each news story seemed to recall what most of us had always known about the kind Rev. Graham: He was a man of deep moral conviction; a favorite phrase was “The Bible says;” he was raised on a Charlotte dairy farm; he found salvation in a tent revival then devoted his life to preaching salvation through the risen Christ. We also knew that his wife, Ruth, had been dedicated until her death; they lived in the North Carolina mountains; he always wore suits with ties; and was known for the thick mop of hair that turned from brown to silver.