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Grace Marie (Ledford) Bradley

June 19, 1931 ~ September 14, 2021 (age 90)


Grace Marie Ledford Bradley, 90, of Franklin, NC, passed away September 14, 2021.  She was born in Macon County June 19, 1931 to the late Charles T. Ledford and Hallie Marie Nichols Ledford.  Mrs. Bradley had worked in the cafeteria for the Macon County School System, and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.  She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother; she loved outdoors and nature and her family was the love of her life.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Junior Bradley ; a son, Charles Michael Bradley, who died in 1979,  and two sisters, Lillian Myers and Lucille Ledford.

Mrs. Bradley is survived by two daughters, Conda Marie Bradley and Rhonda Lynn Cowart (Randall) both of Franklin, NC; a sister, Helen Ledford of Franklin, NC; three grandchildren, Jamie Bradley (Chris), Josh Cowart (Amanda) and Justin Cowart (Rachel);  eight great-grandchildren, Sarah, Logan, Ellen, Ethan, Emma, Hallie, Addison and Aubreigh.

A funeral service will be held Monday, September 20, 2021 at 3:00 pm at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, with Rev. Josh Brooks, Rev. Eddie Stillwell and Rev. Mozart Molier officiating.  Burial will be in the Church Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Josh Cowart, Justin Cowart, Chris Bradley, Logan Bradley, Randy Hughes and Dillon Ford.  Honorary pallbearers will be Denny Ledford, Randall Cowart and Ethan Whitworth.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Sunday, September 19th at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

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September 19, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bryant-Grant Funeral Home
105 West Main Street
Franklin, NC 28734

Funeral Service
September 20, 2021

3:00 PM
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
142 Pleasant Hill Road
Franklin, NC 28734

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