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Obituary for Grady Vernon "Buddy" Dale

Grady Vernon “Buddy” Dale, age 81, of Lithia Springs, passed away on April 2, 2017. He was born on February 22, 1936 in Rhodhiss, NC, son of the late John Dale and Nellie Bell Ryder Dale. Buddy was a member of the National Guard and a retired textile worker. He loved working in his vegetable garden and enjoyed repairing lawnmowers. He was a lay preacher and preached on the radio and was a member of Clearview Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Trudy Dale; twin sister, Brady Laverne Dale; brother, Howard Otis Dale.
Buddy is survived by his wife, Annie Lou Adams Dale; son, Chris and Caren Dale; daughter, Beverly and Randy Smith; granddaughter, Shay Matthews and her husband, Kevin; great granddaughter, Kayley King; his beloved beagle, Maggie; numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2017, at 2:00 PM from Hightower’s Memorial Chapel in Douglasville with Dr. Rick Eaves officiating. Interment will follow in Sunrise Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 5, from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the funeral home.


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Visitation

Wednesday

5

Apr

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Hightower's Memorial Chapel - Douglasville, GA

7034 Broad Street
Douglasville, GA 30134

Service

Thursday

6

Apr

2:00 PM
Hightower's Memorial Chapel - Douglasville, GA

7034 Broad Street
Douglasville, GA 30134

Cemetery Details

Location

Sunrise Memorial Gardens

3721 Bankhead Highway
Douglasville, GA 30134

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