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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.

Survivors

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.

 

Pallbearers:

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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