A native of Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late John R. and Burlie Steelman Shelton. Mrs. Bradford worked for the Lincoln County School Systems, and was a member of the Beech Grove United Methodist Church.
Mrs Bradford was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde A. Bradford; sisters, Inez Squires, Johnnie Thomas, and Jenny Hall; brother, Melvin Shelton; and one great-great-grandchild.
Survivors include her daughter, Janice Bolles of Fayetteville; son, John Marvin Bradford (Brenda) of Chapel Hill; brother, Earl R. Shelton (Betty) of Fayetteville; four grandchildren, Angela Lamb (Ken), Janna Shope (Greg), Jill Stegall (Scotty), and Brad Bolles; and six great-grandchildren, Michael Lamb, Patrick Lamb (Elizabeth), Kristen Stegall, John Stegall, Brooks Lamb, and Cassie Shope; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Bradford was conducted Sunday, Feb. 12, at Higgins Funeral Home.
A private memorial service for the family followed burial beside her husband, Clyde Astor Bradford, in Lebanon Cemetery.