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 Grady Carl Lewis

Grady Carl Lewis

Waycross, Ware County, Georgia, USA
Death 15 Mar 2012 (aged 49)
Waycross, Ware County, Georgia, USA
Burial Brantley County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 86860420 · View Source
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Grady Carl Lewis, of Hoboken, died Thursday (March 15, 2012) at Hospice House Satilla following a courageous three-year battle with melanoma. He was 49.

He was born September 23, 1962, in Waycross, Georgia, the son of Carl Howard and Bernice Stuckey Lewis. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Ernest and Frances (Fannie) Lewis and Henry Grady and Maggie Stuckey.

Mr. Lewis graduated from Southwood School and the University of Georgia with a B.S. Degree in Forestry. He was the owner of Lewis Oil Company, Lewis and Raulerson, Inc., and Friendly Express, Inc, serving the businesses for twenty five years. He enjoyed reading, playing the guitar, restoring old cars, and timber cruising with his father. He especially enjoyed traveling with his wife and sons. His favorite band was the Beatles.

Survivors include his loving wife of twenty three years, Bonita Hanchey Lewis; two sons, Carl Virgil Lewis and Gavin Grady Lewis; parents, Carl and Bernice Lewis of Waycross; brother, Mark Lewis of Decatur; sister Anna Lewis of Waycross; nephews, Avery Lewis, Darin Lane, and Brad Lane; nieces, Karla West and Kaylen Purvis; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Virgil and Virginia Hanchey; sisters-in-law, Cheryl (Charles) Allen, Darlene (Terry) Lane, and Karen (Kelvin) Purvis; brothers-in-law, Eddie (Glenda) Hanchey, Belton (Lesley) Hanchey, Jerome (Debbie) Hanchey, and Kirby (Cindy) Hanchey; nieces and nephews, Stephanie Dunsmore, Samantha Sears, Chris Allen, Dustin Allen, Christy Hanchey, Deanna Hanchey, Jason Thrift, Caylie Hanchey, Chad Hanchey, LaDale Hanchey, Leighandra Hanchey, and several other relatives.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, GA 31501 or to The Melanoma Research Foundation, P.O. Box 759329, Baltimore, MD 21275-9329.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday (March 18, 2012) at Hoboken Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery near Hoboken. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 3:00 PM Sunday at Hoboken Baptist Church.

Employees of Friendly Express, Inc. and Lewis & Raulerson, Inc are asked to gather at the Hoboken Baptist Church at 2:30 PM Sunday to serve as honorary pallbearers.

Sympathy can be expressed by signing the online registry at

Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

This Memorial Obituary provided by Music Funeral Home

Music Funeral Home
1503 Tebeau St
Waycross, GA 31501

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  • Created by: Jerry Van Herrin
  • Added: 16 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 86860420
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Grady Carl Lewis (23 Sep 1962–15 Mar 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86860420, citing Spring Hill Cemetery, Brantley County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Jerry Van Herrin (contributor 47086979) .