David Crockett Bradford

Submitted by Joann Bradford

December 1955

Funeral services for David Crockett Bradford, 88, retired farmer were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Clinton Church of Christ by Henry Pipkin and Floyd Bonds. He died at his home at 10 p.m. Thursday, December 1, after a long illness.

He spent his entire life in Van Buren County and had lived at Eglantine and Choctaw before moving here. He was born February 7, 1867, the son of the late Mr and Mrs Dan Riley (Eleanor Goodman) Bradford. He was married to the former Margaret Graham, who survives. He was a member of Sam Williams Lodge No. 899 & M. M., and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Carrie Bradford of Shirley, Mrs Edra Hodges of South Haven, Mich., and Mrs Ocie McKuin of Fisk, MO.; eight sons, Keith Bradford of Shirley, Eunice of South Haven, Mich., Herman of South Haven, Everett and Dee of Clinton, Sherman of Ivanhoe, Calif., Woodrow of Higden and John of Damascus; a brother Nathan H Bradford of Piggott; 34 grandchildren, 32 great grand children, and one great grand child. Pallbearers at the church were Howard Estes, Will Bowling, Vernon McQuain, Clarence Ruble, Homer Gooden and Claude B Bradford. Pallbearers at the cemetery, where Masonic rites were conducted by members of Sam Williams Lodge were: Joe Hawkins, Homer Brown, John Morgan, J. R. Stanfield and Lee Turney. Honorary pallbearers were Drs. H.J. and John A Hall, a. J. Newby, Tinch Cullum, W. A. Ingram, Merle Ayers, Jim Thomas, Dave Davis, Eugene Hawkins, H. L. Spratts, Joe Hall and Ralph Kidd. Burial was in Clinton Cemetery by Coffman Funeral Home.