Bill J. Graddy

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BILL GRADDY, age 83, of North Little Rock, fell asleep in the Lord Dec. 24, 2010. He was the son of the late Buford Sr. and Willie (Bowling) Graddy. Bill was a minister of the gospel and preached for churches of Christ in Arkansas and Missouri for over 50 years. He retired from the Arkansas State Department of Education in 1986 where he was secondary supervisor. His wife of 56 years, Bennie Lou Thomas Graddy, preceded him in death in 2006. He is survived by two daughters, Nancy (Ken) Leslie, Debbie (Gary) Robinson, a son Mark Graddy, and a grandson David Robinson all of North Little Rock, Ark. He is also survived by brothers, Buford Jr. (Blanche) Graddy of Springfield, Mo., Hayden (Modean) Graddy; and a sister Juanita (Jim) Sullivan of Harrison, Ark., and a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 6–8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills, 7724 Landers Road, North Little Rock, Ark., 72117 (501) 835-3515. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010 at the Mabelvale church of Christ, 10820 Mabelvale West Road, Mabelvale, Ark., 72103. Burial will follow at Rest Hills Memorial Park. Memorials can be made to Mabelvale church of Christ. To sign Bill Graddy's online guest book go to

Published December 27, 2010