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Know Your Neighbor: Billy Braddy

AGE: 76

HOME: Thomson, since 1963

FAMILY: One of nine siblings, all still living. His wife, Lonic, died in 1989.

NATIVE OF: Toombs County in "south Georgia."

"I grew up in onion country."


CAREER: Army, 22 years; retired as E7

WHERE SERVED: "All over, the Far East, Middle East and Europe."

LATER WORKED AT: Camak Manufacturing, maker of comforters, sheets, etc., for water beds. Worked in shipping. Also sold fish bait for Russell's Bait & Tackle at Raysville Marina.

OTHER ACTIVITIES: Former president of Georgia Moose Association after working his way through the chairs for 10 years. "I've been a Moose for 48 years."

Also, commander of VFW Post 6672, which meets at the community center on Wire Road.

HOBBIES: Dove hunting. Also fishes for bream, shellcrackers and catfish. His biggest catch was a 42-pound blue catfish from the Santee Cooper Reservoir

WHAT HE LIKES ABOUT THOMSON: "It is a great community to live in."

-- Compiled by Garth Snow

Web posted on Thursday, February 03, 2011

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