Ernest Grady “Bud” Arthur

Ernest Grady “Bud” Arthur, 94, of Madison passed away Saturday, October 2, 2010 at Athens Regional Medical Center. He was born in Morgan County on May 5, 1916 to the late Grady Arthur and Arvie Mae Doster Arthur.

Mr. Arthur was a lifelong member of Madison, where he owned and operated a gas station for many years. He was an active member of Madison Baptist Church where he sang and played his harmonica in the adult choir. He also served his country in the Army where he earned a Purple Heart during World War II.

Mr. Arthur was preceded in death by his wife Ruth Burch Arthur. He is survived by his son Ernest Ronald Arthur; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A graveside service was held Saturday, October 9 at 2 p.m. at Madison Memorial Park in Madison.

A.E. Carter Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.