Michael Edward Graddy, 47, died Monday, Sept. 28, 2009, in Newport. He was born April 13, 1962, in Benton Harbor, Mich. to the late Billy and Ruby Graddy.
Survivors include a son, Derek Michael Graddy of Monette; two sisters and their husbands, Doris and Terry Bayman and Tina and Rodney Wagner all of Grand Ledge, Mich.; two brothers, Bill Graddy of Harrisburg and Olden Luke Graddy of Black Oak; four nephews and three nieces.
He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Audie and Nola Golden and Ida Easterly and Clarence Doyle, and a nephew, Cary Bayman.
A celebration of his life was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Gregg Funeral Home Chapel in Monette with Rev. Jerry Reed officiating. Burial was in Monette Memorial Cemetery. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the funeral home.
Honored to serve as pallbearers were Jeff Qualls, Mike Brickel, Randy Wimberley, Stan Boyd, Scott McLaughlin and Robert Mack Pitts.
Personal condolences may be sent to the Graddy family at www.greggfunerals.com.