Betty Bradberry

Betty Bradberry

Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2008 2:08 pm

Betty Bradberry | Betty Jean Bradberry
The Messenger. 07.14.08 Betty Jean Bradberry, 71, of Union City, died July 11, 2008, at 9:12 p.m. at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City. Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Tuesday at New Hope Bible Church near Union City with burial to follow in Old Republican Cemetery, with the Rev. Thomas Sanders officiating. Friends may call at 5-8 p.m. today at Dilday Funeral Home and 9 a.m. until the hour of service Tuesday at the church. Pallbearers will be James Carl Crawford, L.J. Crawford, James Sanford, Floyd Crawford, Michael Kempf, Tommy Crawford and Darryl Kempf. She was born June 4, 1937, in Union City, daughter of the late William Hardy and T. Erlean (Shepard) Crawford. She married J.W. Ring in 1955. They divorced in 1969. She then married Johnny B. Bradberry in 1970. He died in 1974. She was a machine operator at the former Salant & Salant in Union City for 14 years and later worked at Sta-Rite Industries in Union City. She was a lifetime member of the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary. She was a member of the former Old Republican Church and later Bethlehem Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was very involved in family genealogy and wrote a book to that effect for family members. She was a decedent of four Revolutionary War patriots and of eight different families who were pioneers/settlers of Obion County. She is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Robert and Debbie Ring of Union City, Charles and Teresa Ring of Ripley and Johnny Bradberry of Martin; her daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Randy McMillin of Union City; her stepdaughter; Rhonda Mortocci of Nashville, her sister and brother-in-law, Rebecca and Marvin Kempf of Yates City, Ill.; her brother, Buck Crawford of Union City; and six grandchildren, April Ring, Jimmy Ring, Joshua McGowan, Brandie McGowan and Caleb McMillin, all of Union City, and Charla Ring of Ripley. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Elizabeth Collins; three brothers, Raymond Crawford, Herbert Crawford and James W. Crawford; her grandchild, James Kevin McGowan; and her stepdaughter; Brenda Faye Marker. To view the DVD that is an online tribute, or to leave messages of condolence for the family, visit the funeral home Web site at www.dilday.com.

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