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T. (Tommy) L. Surles III (#47896688)
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I am the son of T. L. & Verdie Graddy Surles. They are buried in the Preston Cemetery in Preston, GA.
My grandparents, on my fathers side, are buried in the Lake Providence Cemetery in Lake Providence Louisiana.
I am the oldest of 6 children born to T. L. and Verdie. Born on 6-18-1940 in Lake Providence, LA. I attended several schools and 3 different colleges before graduating with a BS in Chemistry and minor in Biology from Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA.
After my high schooling, was trained as a butcher, and using that skill worked my way through college.
Worked almost 2 years for Southern Nitrogen Co. in Savannah GA area, then to Great Southern Paper Co. in Cedar Springs, GA for 2 years, then to Alabama Kraft Paper Co. in Mahrt, AL. Lived in Columbus for about 16 years while working at the last job listed above. Moved to Pensacola FL in 1984 for a job with St. Regis Paper Co. now International Paper Co. and retired at 59 from Champion Paper Co. with 33 years of Paper Company Experience.
Married Jan Chandler of Americus Ga in 1964, have two sons, Darren Coe Surles, born in Savannah GA, and Brett Sterling Surles, born in Columbus, GA.
We now have, in addition to the boys, 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
We are retired but very active in our church, retiree organizations and other things.
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Jeff Propst
RE: Graddy information
Hi T.L.,
Did you get my last emails? I know my first had gone to your spam folder. I just want to make sure you had received it. I have a bit more information too.
Added by Jeff Propst on May 20, 2016 12:54 PM
F Chambers
Finlayson and Johnson
I made the links to the memorials of William Finlayson and Mary Johnson; however, these are the only memorials I created among those you listed in your email.

It appears you created the other siblings memorials and are the only one who can make links to their parents on each memorials one at a time. When that is completed, it automatically links all of them together on each of their memorials as well as those of the parents.

Sorry I could not complete this for you.

Added by F Chambers on Dec 05, 2015 6:52 AM
Morgan Graddy
Just sent you an email with info on morgan graddy. Came across him in one of my grandparents books. Hope this helps you!
Added by Anna on Nov 04, 2015 6:51 PM
Charlotte Williams
Floyd Mooney
Tommy, I transfered Mr. Mooney to you.
Added by Charlotte Williams on Apr 10, 2015 11:24 AM
James Graddy
Please use the edit tab for memorial changes.

Their suggestion:
Father of James Graddy was
Kaigler Graddy, #10907125

Please make corrections.
Added by Hochi on Mar 30, 2015 6:13 AM
Loren Graddy
Please use the edit tab for memorial changes.

Their suggestion:
His middle name was Layfayette

Their suggestion:
This persons parents were
Kaigler Graddy #10907125
Lola Graddy #126096126

Added by Hochi on Mar 30, 2015 6:09 AM
Lola Graddy
Family link has been fixed.
Added by Hochi on Mar 24, 2015 7:18 AM
James Graddy
What information do you have that needs to be added? And what is your relationship?
Added by Hochi on Mar 23, 2015 1:48 AM
Richard Graddy
Family link has been fixed for Richard Graddy.
Added by Hochi on Mar 23, 2015 1:45 AM
James Kenneth Graddy
bio has been added for James Kenneth Graddy
Added by Hochi on Mar 19, 2015 5:28 AM
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