Mr. Henry “Grady” Pemberton

Published 4:33pm Monday, April 15, 2013

Funeral service for Mr. Henry “Grady” Pemberton, 88, of Alexander City, will be Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the Flint Hill United Methodist Church.  Rev. Dee Dowdy and Rev. Mike Jackson will officiate.  He will lie in-state one hour prior to the service.

Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery with veteran’s honors provided by the Alexander City Veteran’s Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Radney Funeral Home.

Mr. Pemberton passed away on Friday, April 12, 2013 at Bill Nichols State Veterans Home.

He was born on October 27, 1924 in Tallapoosa County, Alabama to James Ada Pemberton and Minnie Mae Dean Pemberton.

He was an active member of Flint Hill United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the United Methodist Men.

Mr. Pemberton enjoyed going on mission trips to Africa with World Gospel Missions.

He was also a member of the American Legion.

He enjoyed working with his hands, using the backhoe, gardening, flowers, yard work, and fishing.

Mr. Pemberton loved his babies and entire family.  His pride and joy was his beloved dog, Little Man.

Mr. Pemberton was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather.

He will always be known for having a smile on his face.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Mary Nell Forbus Pemberton of Alexander City; sons, Glenn Pemberton (Sharon) and Larry Pemberton (Nancy) both of Alexander City; daughters, Teresa Jackson (Phil), Connie Jackson (Mike) and Debra Wills all of Alexander City; 15 Grandchildren; 31 Great-Grandchildren; 3 Great-Great-Grandchildren; brother, Jack D. Pemberton (Ella Mae) of Alexander City; sisters-in-law, Lilly Pemberton of Tallassee and Gale McConnell of Montgomery; brother-in-law, Jessie Cannon of Alexander City; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and several siblings.

The family will accept flowers or contributions may be made to the Flint Hill United Methodist Church Building Fund, 2858 Flint Hill Rd., Alexander City, AL 35010.

Memorial messages may be sent to the family at

Radney Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.