Services for Mr. Cecil Elias Addy will be held at 10 am, Friday, September 24, 2010 at Mt. Zion Congregational Methodist Church with Rev. Johnny Mullinax, Rev. Tod Thompson, and Rev. Lin Chesney officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Milling Funeral Home of Union in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Cecil Elias Addy, 88, of Decatur, died Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Addy was born on August 4, 1922 in Newton County to Ervin and Emma Addy. He was a veteran of World War II, serving from February 25, 1943 - November 4, 1945. While in the service he participated in campaigns in Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, Southern France, Rhineland, and Central Europe. After returning home to Newton County, Mr. Addy began to farm and raise dairy cows. He was a true steward of the earth and loved working with his hands. Mr. Addy’s greatest loves were God and his family. He was a lifelong resident of Newton County and enjoyed hunting with his beagles, watching sports, and gardening.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 62 years, Lola Keen Addy, of Decatur; son, Mike Addy and wife Debbie of Decatur; daughter Debbie Boggan and husband Charles of Decatur; grandchildren: Jeff Addy (Lisa) of Decatur, Jake Addy (Stacy) of Decatur, Natalie May (Caleb) of Philadelphia, Emily Thompson (Hal) of Decatur, Matthew Boggan, Celia Boggan and Cody Addy, all of Decatur; great-grandchildren: Jacob Addy, Josh Addy, Lauren Addy, and Tyson Thompson, all of Decatur. He is also survived by step grandchildren, Rebecca Bene’(Daniel) and Jeremy Scarbrough (Abby) and great Granddaughter, Rowan Bene’.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Addy, Jake Addy, Matthew Boggan, Cody Addy, Hal Thompson, and Caleb May.
Visitation will be held 5-8 pm, Thursday, at Milling Funeral Home of Union.