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Gayle H. Graddy


Gayle Hornbuckle Graddy, age 63 of Amelia Island, Florida passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville.

She was born in Richmond, Virginia to the late Albert Penn Hornbuckle and Lois Marie Clark. Gayle grew up in Decatur, Georgia and graduated from Columbia High School.

Gayle worked for 22 years as an Executive Secretary for Vegco, Inc. a Commodity Brokerage.

In 1998 she married John Buckman Graddy in Atlanta, Georgia and they moved to Fernandina Beach in 2003 after her retirement.

Gayle was an avid traveler, enjoyed walks on the beach, swimming and playing Mah Jong with her friends twice a week.

She was an excellent cook and she loved entertaining her friends and family.

Gayle is preceded in death by her parents, Lois and Curt Fricton.

She leaves behind her husband of 22 years, John B. Graddy of Amelia Island, Florida; her brothers, Bruce Hornbuckle and his wife Lorraine of Fleming Island, Florida, Bill Hornbuckle and his wife Jane of Alpharetta, Georgia; step-sons � Todd Graddy and his wife Susan of Cary, North Carolina and Chad Graddy of Memphis, Tennessee � and three grandchildren, Will, Sara and Jack Graddy.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations be made to Community Hospice, 1901 Island Walk Way, Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034

Due to Covid-19 a memorial service and celebration of Gayle's life will be scheduled at a later date.


Deepest condolences to John and family..Gayle was the epitome of gentility and was such a talented person. We will miss her.

KILE AND LYNDA BELL October 23, 2020
With heartfelt sympathy and deepest condolences to the family.

CAROL AND WAYNE LONG October 23, 2020
Our deepest sympathies to John and the family upon Gayle�s passing. Sixteen years ago we were blessed to not only have Gayle as a next-door neighbor, but as a kind, generous, and loving friend. Our hearts are broken to a world without her. May she rest in spiritual peace.

Our deepest and heartfelt sympathies to John and the family for Gayle�s passing. Our friendship with Gayle and John will be cherished forever. The fond memories of our times together will be in our hearts and minds and will never be forgotten. She will truly be missed by all who knew her..

MARCIA OWEN October 24, 2020

MARCIA OWEN October 24, 2020
I am so glad I had the pleasure of knowing Gayle for the past five years. She was a special, lovely woman and I will miss our Mahjonng get-togethers every Monday and Thursday. My sincere condolences to her husband John.

Our deepest sympathies.Hoping that the comforting thoughts of friends and family will surround you at this sad time.

THERESA MAHONEY October 24, 2020
John, I Cannot Express in words my sympathy I have. You and Gayle were our Chris and my closest friends when we moved here and we will always cherish your friendship. Love you both and thanks for the great times & memories. We have lost 2 great ones!!!!

John, our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Gayle was such a lovely lady with a gentle and kind spirit. May she rest in peace. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

BAILEY BOWLINE October 25, 2020
John, my heart goes out to you. Gayle was such a wonderful, caring friend. She will be missed by all whose Life she touched with her outgoing personality and her kindness. She was such a gracious hostess and made everyone feel welcome.

SHELLY ANDERSON October 26, 2020
Both Dickie and I wish to extend our condolences�we will hold you in our hearts, God bless you.

VICKI POLK October 30, 2020
Dearest John, My heart breaks for all of us who loved Gayle so much. I will miss her forever. She had the kindest, sweetest heart, always there to understand, offer advice or just listen. She was truly loved and we were truly blessed to have had her in our lives and though I�ve known her since we were kids, it wasn�t long enough. You�ll always be in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

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