May 20, 2019

Mr. Duane Lewis Spruill

Mr. Duane Lewis Spruill, age 65 of Carrollton, Georgia passed away at 2:45 p.m., Sunday, July 3, 2016 at Doctor’s Hospice of Georgia, Fayetteville, Georgia after a long battle with brain cancer.

He was born to Helen and Lewis Spruill in Atlanta, Georgia on March 9, 1951.

Duane graduated from Douglas County High School in 1969. He was a member of the Douglas County High School marching band.

After high school he entered Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama and graduated with B.S. Degree in Industrial Design in 1973. Duane served honorably in the Georgia National Guard for 6 years after high school and during his college days.

After graduating from Auburn he was employed by Southwire in Carrollton, Georgia in the research and development department.

In May 1977, Duane joined his family in establishing two family owned businesses. Spruill Oil Company, Inc., a distributor of Exxon Petroleum Products and Speedy Shops, Inc., a chain of convenience stores in West Georgia and East Alabama. Duane served both companies as Vice President until the businesses were sold in 1994.

At that point because of his life time love of animals, especially miniature schnauzers, he established his own mobile pet grooming business, known as Happy Paws Mobile Grooming and enjoyed this rapidly growing business until his death.

Duane was a very kind and accommodating person who loved the Lord, his family, friends, and customers. In addition to dogs he loved horses and he owned two mustang horses at the time of his death. He also loved automobile imports and owned several during his lifetime.

At the time of his death he owned a fully restored 1973 vintage Land Rover and was in the process of restoring a 1964 Triumph (TR4-A), which was given to him by his parents when he graduated from Auburn University.

He married Teresa Brock Cene on May 13, 1989.

Survivors include his mother and father, Helen and Lewis Spruill of Carrollton; wife, Teresa Brock Cene Spruill of Carrollton; sons, Jason Spruill of Atlanta, John-Tyler Cene, M.D. of Lexington, South Carolina; grandchildren, Anna Caroline Spruill, Austin Brock Cene and brother and sister-in-law, Larry P. and Dale Spruill of Roopville plus several nieces, nephews, and host of relatives, friends and former customer.

Funeral service will be Friday, July 8, 2016 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Carrollton, Georgia with Dr. Steve Davis officiating.

Pallbearers will be Mike Horsman, Chuck Ellis, Ashford Little, Joe Earnest, Jeff Smith, and Kenny Baker.

Interment will be in the Spruill Family Plot at the Carrollton City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 102 Dixie Street, Carrollton, Georgia 30117 or Doctor’s Hospice of Georgia, 1008 Hwy 54 West, Fayetteville, Georgia 30214.

Messages of condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Almon Funeral Home of Carrollton has charge of arrangements.

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