Mr. Grady Everette Holley, 71, of Whitesburg, Georgia, died November 23, 2017. He was born May 26, 1946, in Thomaston, Georgia, to the late Curtis and Ida Ruth Payton Holley.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Chris Holley and brother in law, Bob Willingham.

Mr. Holley worked with the Times-Georgian newspaper and was a United States Marine, serving two tours in Vietnam and earning the Purple Heart Medal. He was a member of Consolation Baptist Church and was an honor guard for the U.S. White House.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Ida and Eric Armstrong of Longview, Texas; wife, Debbie Holley of Whitesburg; five grandchildren; step-children, Leaona and Dusty Pitts of Lucedale, Mississippi, Dillen Butler of Warner Robins, Georgia, and Daesun Butler of Whitesburg; four step-grandchildren; siblings, Beth and Bob Fulton of Alabama, Janice Willingham of Enterprise, Alabama, and Curtis Holley of Virginia.

Funeral services will be Monday, November 27, at 1 p.m. at the Miller Funeral Home Chapel in Tallapoosa, Georgia, with the Rev. Rouzelle Sanders and Pastor Mike Powers officiating. Pallbearers will be Steve Wingo, Robin Windom, Kennon Windom, Hunter Marlow, TJ Marlow and Michael Ballew.

Burial will follow in Mt. Zion West Baptist Church Cemetery with Haralson County Veterans Association providing military honors.

His family will receive friends, Monday, Nov. 27, between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Sympathies may be sent to the family at

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