160. Lucy Myrtle Bolden
was born on 1 Apr 1891 in Arkansas. She died on 25 Dec 1981. She was buried
in Eglantine Cemetery, Van Buren County, Arkansas.
She was married to Keith
Napolean Bradford (son of David Crockett Bradford and
Margaret Leah Graham) on 12 Apr 1916 in Van Buren County, Arkansas.
(409) Keith Napolean
Bradford was born on 7 Mar 1898 in Arkansas. He appeared on the census on
5 Apr 1930 in Red River, Van Buren County, Arkansas. He died on 11 Aug 1985
in Shirley, Van Buren County, Arkansas. Lucy Myrtle Bolden and Keith Napolean
Bradford had the following children:
Keith J. Bradford was born on 21 Mar 1923. He died on 30 Jun 2008.
Keith (K. J.) Bradford, Jr., age 85, of Shirley, Arkansas, passed away Monday,
June 30, 2008, at the Ozark Health Medical Center in Clinton. Born at Eglantine,
Arkansas, on March 21, 1923, he was the son of the late Keith N. and Lucy Myrtle
Mr. Bradford was a longtime resident of Van Buren County, having lived in Shirley
and Eglantine. He was a retired steel worker for Granite City Steel in Granite
City, Illinois, where he lived for 30 years. Mr. Bradford was a veteran of World
War II, having served in the United States Army. He was a member of the Eglantine
Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Vera Maxine Bradford; his parents;
and one sister, Juanita Towery.
Mr. Bradford is survived by his wife, Jean (Harper) Bradford of Shirley; one
daughter and son-in-law, Wanda Gaile and Dr. John Carey of Flippin; four sons
and daughters-in-law, Danny G. and Sharon Kay Brown, Sammy B. and Brenda Brown,
Buddy and Helena Brown, and Bill and Jan Brown; one brother-in-law, Willie Bradford;
one sister-in-law, Sally Beavers; 16 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Mr. Bradford is also survived by other relatives and his many friends.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 1, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Olmstead
Woodland Chapel at Edgemont. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 2,
at 2:00 p.m. in the Eglantine Church of Christ with Dr. John Carey, Danny Brown,
and Sammy Brown officiating. Interment will follow in the Eglantine Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Bill Brown, Lance Brown, Keith Brown, Graham Carey, Joel
Carey, and Brian Garrett. Honorary pallbearers are Buddy Brown, Leman Bradford,
J. C. Bradford, John A. Bradford, and Ray Dowdy. Arrangements are by Olmstead
Funeral Home, Inc.