Grady Cleo Duke

March 4, 1926 ~ April 15, 2019 (age 93)

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Grady Cleo Duke, 93, passed away on April 15, 2019.  He was a native of Alabama and resident of Grove Hill.  He married Hilda Earline Dixon Duke in 1946 and they were married over 68 years.  Grady worked at McGuire's as a saw operator.  Later he worked at Vanity Fair as a binder and also ran the box machine.  He was a life long member of Union Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for many years.  Grady would always grow a vegetable garden and shared it with family and friends.  He really enjoyed "tinkering" with stuff and fix it..especially a Fifties Chevrolet pickup truck.  One would say Grady was a homebody, country boy (man) that enjoyed the simpler things in life.  Yes, he was very particular about everything....but he loved family reunions and spending time with his grandchildren.  Grady was a wonderful husband and father and his family loved him very much.


Daughters: Margaret (Jimmy) Padgett, and Linda (Melvin) Couch.

5 Grandchildren: Glen (Wendy) Padgett, Tina (Shad) Wilks, 

Mary Ann ( Dustin) Copeland, Lisa (Tim) Yandell and Rick Couch.

Preceded in Death by:

Parents: Marion Arthur Duke and Ethel Long Duke

Wife:  Hilda Earline Dixon Duke

Five brothers and four sisters.

Visitation will be Friday, April 19, 2019, 1-2:00 PM, Union Baptist Church, Grove Hill, AL.  Funeral Service will follow at 2:00 PM.  Interment will be at the church cemetery. Officiating will be Bro. Randy Davis with St. Stephens Funeral Home Officiating.



Ray Barnes, Glen Padgett, Tim Yandell, Dustin Copeland, Reed Yandell, Shad Wilks, Matthew Padgett, and Rick Couch. 

Honorary Pallbearers:

Blue Ridge/ Willow Trace Nursing Home























































































































































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