04 Jan Grady L. Huddleston
October 7, 1923
Grady L. Huddleston
Grady Huddleston was born on October 7, 1923 in then Clover Community of Fayette County. Grady graduated Fayette County High School, earned a BS degree at the University of Georgia and an L.L.B. degree from the Woodrow Wilson College of Law. He considered his avocation to be farming, but Grady served the County in many ways. He was a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in North Africa, Italy, and France. During his service, he received the Bronze Star Medal and the European Theater ribbon with two battle stars. He served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1947-1960. He proposed the legislation to establish Peachtree City. After serving more than 20 years for the State of Georgia, he served 13 years as a Fayette County Magistrate Judge.
Grady was a past master of the Tyrone Masonic Lodge 614 and the Fayetteville Masonic Lodge 711. He was also a member of the Fayetteville Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.
He died February 20, 2001, and is buried in Westminster Memorial Gardens in Peachtree City.
By Tony Parrott
Sources State of Georgia: Georgia Official Register 1959-60.
Cemetery Book Fayette County Georgia
Fayette Citizen February 28, 2001