Grady Gill, 71 of Madison, passed away October 26, 2013 while engaging in one of his favorite pastimes, gardening in his backyard.

Mr. Gill was born June 2, 1942 to Thurman Northern and Sadie Williams Gill of Millerville, Ala. On June 2, 1963 he married his high school sweetheart Glynn Smith. The following year he graduated from Auburn University and immediately moved to Madison to accept a position at Pennington Seed. Over the last 49 years Mr. Gill was a member of the Lions Club, served on the boards of DeKalb Technical College and Athens Technical College, the Morgan Memorial Hospital Authority and was a supporter of the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center. Mr. Gill remained active at Pennington until his death.

Aside from gardening Mr. Gill enjoyed fishing, playing tennis and watching wild birds. He was devoted to his family and loved spending time with his grandchildren. Nearly every Sunday you could find “Papa” enjoying dinner at the Mexican restaurant with his grandkids.

Mr. Gill is survived by his wife, Glynn Gill and two sons Chanin and Sloan Gill and Julie, his grandchildren, Allison, Everitt, Sam and Ben and two step grandchildren Justin and Jordan; a sister Betty Jean and brothers James, Darrill and Gerald and his mother-in-law Berlie Robinson Dick. He also leaves many close friends and his Pennington Seed Family. Mr. Gill was laid to rest Tuesday, Oct. 29 at Madison City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center in honor of Grady Gill: Madison-Morgan Cultural Center 434 South Main Street Madison, Georgia 30650 A. E. Carter Funeral Home had care of arrangements.