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Huse C. Graddy - 1940

Submitted by Donnie Pickard

Van Buren County Democrat

August 16, 1940

Huse C. Graddy

Mr. Huse C. Graddy, aged 68 years and 11 months, died at his home in Clinton Sunday morning, terminating an illness of two years or more, and eleven months of which he was confined to his bed. Interment took place at the Colony cemetery near Morganton Monday afternoon in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. W. W. Harper of Conway.

On April 5, 1891 Mr. Graddy was united in marriage to Miss Susie Parish, daughter of Uncle Daniel Parish, a pioneer settler of Davis Township. To their union six children were born, two boys dying in infancy. With the widow three sons and one daughter survive, namely Irvin, Buford and Freeman of Clinton, and Ethel, now Mrs. Jack Dobbins of Mississippi. Eight grandchildren also survive.

Mr. and Mrs. Graddy with their children moved to Clinton from Morganton in 1910. Previous to that time Mr. Graddy had been engaged in farming and followed that occupation for a few years after coming to Clinton, but soon gave it up to engage in the carpenter business. He made a profession of religion early in live, identifying himself with the Church of Christ, living a devout life to the end.

He was a peaceable law abiding citizen, uncompromising with __?_ or wrong, doing of industrious habits and was honored and respected by all who knew him.