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Earl Gravelycelebrates 90 Good Years


Earl Gravely

By Lorraine Miller

Celebrating his 90th birthday, friends and relatives threw a well-deserved party for Brevard native, James Earl Gravely, whom every one calls Earl, this past weekend. The Gravely name is well known among Brevardians, as he owned the Gravely Plumbing Company in this city for over 50 years.

Gravely was born April 16, 1918, and raised at his grandmother's house on Caldwell street. The house was on the property that is now behind McCosh's. There his grandmother, Delia Ann, had a garden, put up as much food each year as she could for her family, and kept two cows. Caldwell St...

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