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Memory Hold The Door, Volume VII: 2018–2027

Memory Hold The Door Honorees from 2018 to 2027.

Grady B. Anthony (1988-2021)

Grady B. AnthonyGrady B. Anthony was born May 30, 1988, in Spartanburg, to parents Monta Moody and Kenneth C. Anthony, Jr. He received his B.A. in English/Political Science in 2010 from Furman University, and his J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2014.

He was selected as a participant in the first Tocqueville Program class while at Furman and helped start the Richland County Probate Court Guardianship Monitoring Program while in law school. Following graduation from law school, he was an assistant circuit solicitor in the Seventh Judicial Circuit until 2018. He was an associate with the Eller Tonnsen Bach Law Firm at the time of his death.

He was a member of the SC Bar, where he served on the Diversity Committee, graduated from the Bar’s Leadership Academy, and was a member of the Young Lawyers Division, where he chaired the Families Forever Committee, which promotes foster care and adoption in SC. In this role, he helped to secure luggage for foster children and spearheaded the Teddy Bear Drive, collecting over 200 stuffed animals for adopted children. In 2022, the Young Lawyers Division created the Grady Anthony Public Service Award, which is presented annually to a young lawyer who gives their time and energy to helping others through the Division’s various public service initiatives.

He was an avid home cook and enjoyed hiking and traveling and spending time with his nieces and nephews.

Grady B. Anthony died on April 7, 2021. He is survived by his spouse, Rachel Law Anthony, his parents, Monta and Kenneth C. Anthony, Jr.; and siblings, Jay Anthony (Kristen), Mary Sullivan. Broome (Clayton), and Dunk Anthony (Lauren).