Grace D. Budd-Spradley of Oxford, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2019, at the age of 97. A lifelong resident of Newton County, Mrs. Spradley was a very active member of Allen Memorial United Methodist Church, in Oxford, where she served on the Board of Trustees, taught Sunday School classes for 25 years and served as Superintendent of the Children's Department. In addition, she taught, for 20 years, at the Little Red School House and 10 years at Social Circle Elementary School. As the oldest member of her graduating class from Georgia State University, she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Mrs. Spradley was involved with many things in her community, such as Charter member of Oxford Amitié Club, serving as Den Mother with the Cub Scouts, serving on the Oxford Tree Board, a member of the First Baptist Church 3R Club and of Young at Heart at Allen Memorial United Methodist Church. Her favorite hobbies included playing bridge and flower gardening. She was a renowned traveler - having been to all 50 states, several foreign countries and sailed 11 cruises. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Angela Budd Slaughter; husbands, Robert M. Budd, Sr., Earnest Foster; parents, W.J. (Red) Dearing and Eula (Mooney) Dearing; sister, Nevelyn Guinn; brothers, John F. Dearing, Virgil Dearing.
Survivors include her husband, Grady F. Spradley; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Jr., and Sandra Budd of Oxford, Joseph and Cheryl Budd of Panama City, FL, Michael Budd of Winston-Salem, NC, Gary and Jane Budd of Martinsville, VA; grandchildren, David Budd, Mark Budd, Scott Budd, Phillip Budd, K.C. Budd, Ben Budd, Laurie Brown, Hallie Budd; 12 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Joy Dearing of Calera, Alabama; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Spradley will be held Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 2:00 P.M., at Allen Memorial United Methodist Church, in Oxford, with Rev. Joshua J. Roberts and Rev. Tom Johnson officiating and interment following in Oxford Historical Cemetery. Friends may visit with Mrs. Spradley's family at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, Monday, March 25, from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. Flowers are accepted, or donations may be made to Allen Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 117, Oxford, GA 30054.
MAR 25. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home and Dogwood Hill Crematory - Access Road Location
1215 Access Road
Covington, GA, 30014
MAR 26. 2:00 PM (EDT)
Allen Memorial United Methodist Church
803 Whatcoat Street
Oxford, GA, 30054
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