DANIELSVILLE - Henry Grady Echols, 82, died Saturday, November 9, 2013.
Born in Clarke County, he was the son of the late Pat and Cumy Bridges Echols. After retiring from many years of retail sales, he worked for Lord and Stephens Funeral Home in Danielsville as long as his health would allow. He was a longtime member of Friendship Baptist Church, serving as church clerk for many years. He graduated from Danielsville High School and attended The University of Georgia on a FFA Scholarship. He represented Madison County as a State FFA Officer in 1948-1949. He was an avid gardener with a passion for growing and sharing his flowers with friends.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Jennie Ruth Graham Echols; daughters, Gradine Fleeman (Bill), Winterville, and Denise Echols, Danielsville; son, David Echols (Linda), Ila; grandchildren, Maria Gray (Frank), Chris Fleeman (Shannon), Heather Cabe (Will) and Hayden Echols; and great-grandchildren, Deacon Cabe, Keely, Jamie, and Cassie Gray, Kawon Bryant.
Funeral services will be Monday, November 11, at 3 p.m. at Lord and Stephens Chapel, Danielsville, with the Rev. Dayton Logan officiating. Interment will follow at Danielsville Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Madison County Agriculture Education Center, P.O. Box 807, Danielsville, GA, 30633, or Gideons International.
The family is at the residence of Denise Echols.
Lord and Stephens, Danielsville, is in charge of arrangements.