AUGUSTA, Ga. - Funeral services for Mr. Ernest Eustace Graybill III, 62, of Heard Avenue, Augusta, who died August 29, 2002, will be conducted this Saturday morning at 11a.m. from the St. Paul Episcopal Church. Rev. Dr. Richard E. Sanders officiating. Interment in the church cemetery with full Military Honors. Mr. Graybill was a native of North Augusta, having made Augusta his home for most of his life. He was a graduate of North Augusta High School and Augusta State College with a degree in English. He was a retired US Army Veteran after serving 26 years, with three Tours of Duty in the Middle East including the Persian Gulf. He retired as Supply Sergeant at Headquarters 878 Engineer Battalion with the Georgia National Guard. He was a member of St. Pauls Episcopal Church, Mr. Graybill was a facilitator for a small group fellowship, Disciples of Christ in Community (DOCC). In May, 2002, he graduated from a four year class of Education for Ministry (EFM) and was planning to pursue studies in theology. He also worked on the Manna Truck and was involved with other community projects. His church friends know him as a seeker, a very intellectual, introspective individual, much loved by many friends. Mr. Graybill gave spiritual and emotional support to many. Mr. Graybill was the son of the late Mr. Ernest E. and Dorothy McLeod Graybill Jr. Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, W. Robert and Barbara Graybill, North Augusta; sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth G. "Betsy" and Jimmy Nunamaker, North Augusta; three nephews, William R. Graybill Jr. and Wesley M. Graybill, both of Columbia, Charles Richard Caudill Jr., North Augusta; four great nephews, Andrew Graybill, Ian Graybill, Adam Graybill and Austin Richard Caudill. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the 878 Engineer Battalion of the Georgia Army National Guard. Memorials may be made to the St. Paul Episcopal Church Music Program, 605 Reynolds Street, Augusta, GA ,30901. Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home of North Augusta in charge of arrangements.
The Augusta Chronicle August 31, 2002