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“I do have fond memories as a child with Uncle Vernon. Country family and all a young child needs for growing up with love. Rest in peace sir. ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Ricke Smith Jr. - Family

“Uncle Vernon was the sweetest Uncle any Niece could want. I fondly remember living on Elmore Rd. with my mom and dad's home and his and Aunt Katrina...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Sandra Pafford Joyner - Eads, TN

“I WANT TO EXPRESS OUR DEEPEST SORROW TO VERNON'S FAMILY IN THEIR TIME OF LOSS.. VERNON AND I HAVE BEEN FRIENDS FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS AND I WILL...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: RICHARD KOSKI W5VUB - AR

“Very sorry for your loss; praying God will be closer than ever to see you through. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Tricia Grace - Clarksville, AR

“The Fulmers are thinking of you guys in your time of loss. Jim and Shirley are special people that have touched our lives. May your family find...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Anna Fulmer - Scranton, AR

“Wow, so many memories of Uncle Vernon and Aunt Katrina, I can’t describe them all. Both always made me feel so special. Roaming their mountain...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Keith Bradford - Fort Worth, TX

“You are all in our prayers. Craig, Kim, and Lindsay Patterson ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Kim Patterson


Vernon Bradford, 90, of Dover, died Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at his home. He was born February 12, 1923, at Memphis, Tennessee, to Alfred D. and Lorece Huey Bradford. He was a radar technician for the United States government for numerous years, and was stationed at the Buck Mountain Radar Tower for 15 years. He was a United States Navy veteran of both World War II and the Korean War, discharging as a Chief Petty Officer. He was an amateur radio operator, a Mason and an astronomer. He formerly attended the Dover First United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Katrina Bradford; two brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include three sons and daughter-in-law, John C. and Patricia Bradford of Knoxville, William C. and Rusty Bradford of Bend, Oregon, and James K. and Shirley Bradford of Clarksville; a brother and sister-in-law, Alfred Jr. and Elaine Bradford of McKinney, Texas; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Shirley Smith of Memphis, and Janice and Jack Arnold of Colliersville, Tennessee; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at the Shinn Chapel, officiated by the Rev. Jim Brooks. Burial in McFadden Cemetery at Dover will be private. Arrangements are by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.
Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice, 2405 East Parkway, Suite 3, Russellville, Arkansas 72802.

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