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The Sun-Times - Heber Springs, AR
  • Obituary for Larry Bradford

  • Larry Bradford died Marcy 21, 2014
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  •      Larry John William Bradford, age 69, of Heber Springs, Arkansas, passed away Friday, March 21, 2014, at the White County Medical Center in Searcy.  Born in Higden on April 5, 1944, he was the son of the late Woodrow and Ruth (Potter) Bradford.
         Mr. Bradford enjoyed a long career in the automobile business.  He and his brother Wade were owners of Cleburne County Motors, Inc. and AAA Parts, Inc. in Heber Springs.  In his last ten years, he was affiliated with Red River Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, LLC.  He loved golfing, fishing, and playing music with friends and family, believing "If it ain't Bluegrass, it ain't music."  He proudly served our country in the United States Army.  He was a member of the Church of Christ.  
         In addition to his parents, Mr. Bradford was preceded in death by one brother, Wade Bradford.
        He is survived by his wife,  Linda Bradford of Heber Springs; three sisters, Laverne James of Heber Springs,  Jo Ann Bradford of Lowell, and Mary Lee Turney of Higden; and one uncle, John A. Bradford of Damascus.
    Mr. Bradford is also survived by other relatives and his many friends.
         Visitation was Sunday, March 23, at Olmstead Funeral Home.  Funeral services were held Monday, March 24, at the Higden Church of Christ with J. R. Manes officiating.  Interment with military honors provided by the American Legion followed in the Bradford  Cemetery.   Howard Chapin, Sonny Haynes, Fred Douglas, Stanley Caldwell, Stan Lee, and Jon Guhrt served as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers were J. E. Turney, Jim Beardsley, Carl Stevens, Dennis Ward, and Mitchell Ward.  
         Memorials may be made to the Cleburne County Historical Society or the Heber Springs Humane Society.  
         Arrangements are by Olmstead Funeral Home.  www.olmstead.cc

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