THOMSON, Ga. - Mr. Henry Grady Montgomery, Jr., 80 of Cobbham Rd. entered into rest April 26, 2011 at his residence. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 29, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church, Thomson with Rev. John Barnes officiating. Interment will be private at Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the A. J. Miller Masonic Lodge # 204 and Thomson Shrine Club. Mr. Montgomery was a lifelong resident of McDuffie County, Georgia and was the son of the late Henry Grady Montgomery, Sr. and the late Edith Ware Montgomery. Following graduation from Thomson High School in 1948 he proudly served in the United States Army and later became the owner and operator of Montgomery Contracting. Active in the community where he lived, Mr. Montgomery was a member of the A. J. Miller Masonic Lodge #204, Thomson Shrine Club, the McDuffie County Soil and Conservation Committee, Thomson Boat Club and the Confederate Round Table in Washington, Georgia. He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church, Thomson where he was an active member of the J.O.Y. Sunday School Class. Survivors include his wife, Thayer C. Montgomery of Thomson, GA; sons, Henry Grady Montgomery, III, San Francisco, CA, Charles Montgomery and fiancand#142;, Elizabeth Shepard of Monticello, FL, Nicholas "Nick" Montgomery of Thomson, GA; daughter, Lynn Martin and husband, Jeff of St. Simons, GA, sister, Annette Montgomery Pannell of Thomson, GA; grandchildren, Lindsey Martin and Katie Martin. If so desired memorials may be made to Thomson Shrine Club 855 George McDuffie Rd. Dearing, GA 30808 or First United Methodist Church P. O. Box 8, Thomson, GA 30824. Friends may call at the residence or from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, April 28, 2011 at the funeral home. Please visit: BeggsFuneralHome.com for additional obituary information or to sign the family's personal guest book. Beggs Funeral Home, 799 Cobbham Road, NE, Thomson, Georgia 706/595-4100.
The Augusta Chronicle-April 28, 2011