Ray Bradford, 79, of Walnut Grove, passed away Friday, March 6, 2009 at his residence.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 9, 2009 at Golden Grove Church of God with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday, March 8, 2009 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Milling Funeral Home of Sebastopol.
Loving wife of 42 years: Ellaweeze Bradford of Walnut Grove
2 Daughters: Relane Thorne of Morton Jenny Jackson and husband Larry of Walnut Grove
1 Son: Jamie Bradford of Walnut Grove
1 Step Daughter: Vicki Yates
3 Step Grandchildren
6 Great Grandchildren
9 Step Great Grandchildren
3 Sisters: Shirley Price and husband Parmal of Lake Mildred Gordy of Eldorado, Arkansas Kathy Goss and husband Johnny of Forest
2 Brothers: Ed Bradford of Walnut Grove James Bradford of Harperville
Mr. Bradford was survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by four children: Curtis Bradford, Harold Bradford, Terry Bradford, and Amy Rose Bradford. Mr. Bradford served in the U.S. Army and was an avid fisherman and gardener. He was an active member of Golden Grove Church of God where he was song leader for many years. He was a neighbor to everyone who knew him. He loved God and took advantage of every opportunity to let others know he loved the Lord. His family will always remember him as a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will also remember his walk with the Lord.
Pallbearers will be Stephen Lee, Joe Lee, Micheal Moore, Jay Bradford, Waymond Bradford, Chris Moore, and Ricky Moore.