Edgar W. Bradberry

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Bethlehem Baptist Church
506 225 W
Greenbreir, AR  72058
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Service Schedule
Funeral Service
Bethlehem Baptist Church
Hwy 225
Greenbrier, AR  72058
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
10:30 a.m.
Cemetery
Springhill Cemetery
Hwy 287
Greenbrier, AR  72058
I served in the Air Force.

Edgar W. BradberryI am a Veteran.

of Greenbrier, AR

November 6, 1943 - March 24, 2018

Edgar W. Bradberry, also known to friends and family as Brad, died unexpectedly at his home in Greenbrier, Arkansas on March 24, 2018 at the age of 74.

Ed was born on November 6, 1943 in DeWitt, Arkansas. After high school he joined the United States Air Force and was stationed in Japan. Upon returning home he graduated from the State College of Arkansas with a focus on Education. He continued his education to become a school administrator. He had a long career and focused his work on rural schools in North Central Arkansas. Upon retiring he continued his work serving the Lax K'laams Band in British Columbia.

Growing up in DeWitt, AR he learned to survey rice levees with his family. He took the work ethic learned from this experience and applied it to whatever he attempted to achieve. As a life-long educator and avid learner his desire to teach never diminished and was continued anew with his grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Oather Green Bradberry and Celestia Henrietta Smith Bradberry, and his brother, Oather Junior Bradberry all of DeWiitt. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Sandra Roberts Bradberry; his twin sister, Edna Louise Partain (Marion) of Carlisle, AR; sister-in-law, Tabitha Bradberry; his children Dawna Rock (Bob) of Alpharetta, GA, Ashley Lawrence (John) of Fayetteville, AR, and Darcy Cross (Cory) of Greenbrier, AR; his grandchildren, Will Rock, Madison Lawrence, Ila Lawrence and Henry Cross; along with several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to the Arkansas Children's Hospital or Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Greenbrier. Funeral service will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment will follow at Springhill Cemetery in Greenbrier, AR.

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Shelly Murdock
Blanchard, OK
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Monday, April 2, 2018

Darcy and family,
My heart aches and is breaking for you. There are no words to help heal your hearts, only peace from God through prayer. You are and will continue to be in my prayers.

Jeff Rylee
Rogers,, AR
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Friday, March 30, 2018

Ed

Wow, I go to know and appreciate Ed, through our LeadAr Experience. He was such a insightful individual and taught us a lot about Education and issues of Rural School districts. He Loved Life and just knowing Ed I am a better person. The thing about Ed was he Really cared about the kids!!! He was awesome and genuine!!! GOD only had one mold of Ed Bradberry for sure.

Lisa Barnes
Fayetteville, AR
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Ashley, praying for peace and comfort for you and your family during this difficult time.

D. D. Henderson Matthews
Greenbrier, AR
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Sandra and Family,
Im so sorry for your loss. Remember all of the
good times. Ill be keeping all of you in my
prayers .

The Dudowards
Lax Kw Alaams, AR
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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Sending our deepest sympathy to Sandy and family.
Love and prayers to all.
Our house was very pleased to have a video chat with him just a few weeks ago.
Mr Ed will be missed.


Brenda, Pat, Marcey, and Braden Dudoward and his little family

Lori Reynolds
Greenbrier, AR
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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you all and I know that God can comfort you as only He can!

God bless you all.

Praying for rest and restoration for you as well

Phil Tacker
Vilonia, AR
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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Sandra, we weren't able to attend the services for Brad but want to express our appreciation for his positive influence in our lives and assure you of our love and prayers for you during this difficult time. We made a donation to Arkansas Children's Hospital in memory of Brad to honor him and his caring spirit for others. Cling to your LORD, cherish the memories and remember, 'As believers in Christ we don't have to say good-bye but 'See You Later' is His promise to us'.
Tacker and Leding Families

Sue Ann Offenbacher
Moore, OK
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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

To Sandra Bradberry and Darcy Cross
I am so sorry for your loss. I know this is a tragic and sudden blow to your family and I pray that God will give you peace that passes understanding during this most difficult time. Just know that he will be with you always watching over you and he will see Henry grow up. Darcy I know you were very close with your dad and I was close with mine too, but he will be with you in your heart and watching over you every step of your life.

Gail Polak
Greenbrier, AR
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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Sandra my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.....

loretta keathley
conway, AR
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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Sandra, so sorry for your loss...you and your family are in my prayers. Let Gods love comfort and keep you. He was one of my favorite teachers at Greenbrier School...I still remember alot of
what he taught me in math..Just an awesome teacher and person.

Chris Allbritton
Tontitown, AR
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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Sorry for your loss and keeping your family in our prayers.

Kati Barker
Abbotsford, WA
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Monday, March 26, 2018

Ed was the only person who ever defended me and I so glad I told him while we worked together. He was loved by all and he will be missed . Ed will always be in my heart. And Sandy will also be in my heat.

Mack and Linda Litaker
Shirley, AR
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Monday, March 26, 2018

My heart was saddened when I heard of Mr. Bradberry passing. At times like this it is hard to find the perfect words of comfort. Your all in my thoughts and prayers.

Crystal Winningham-Evans
Concord, AR
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Monday, March 26, 2018

Mrs. Bradberry, Ashley & Darcy,
I was very sorry to hear of Mr. Bradberry’s passing. He was Superintendent at Concord for all four of my high school years. He was always very kind to me and on occasion fatherly. He had a common sense approach to things that I admire and appreciate. From offering to stand in for a parent on Senior night to showing up in the gym parking lot because I ran out of gas, he went a step above what most Superintendents would have. I regret, not writing to him as an adult to let him know what his simple acts of kindness meant to me. I should have taken the opportunity a few years ago when my family and I bumped into both Mr. and Mrs. Bradberry in, of all places, Disney World. My prayers are with you all. - Crystal Evans

Terri Wesley
LaxKwAlaams, AK
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Monday, March 26, 2018

Sending Deepest Sympathy ,So sorry to hear of his passing.Also remembering his time spent in our community of LaxKwAlaams ( Port Simpson)..He made a huge impact on the education of our children..Our Children called him " Mr. Ed".

SANDRA BARNETT
CONWAY, AR
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Monday, March 26, 2018

So sorry Sandra, I can never select the correct words at a time like this. You are in my prayers and thoughts.

Jim Massarelli
New philadelphia, OH
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Monday, March 26, 2018

Always thought he was and excellant administrator. Was even a better man. My prayers are with the family at this very trying time

Darlene Harper Sowers
Batesville, AR
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Monday, March 26, 2018

Sandra and family,

I was so shocked and sad to hear the news of Mr. Bradberry's passing. I used to see him occasionally around Conway and enjoyed so much visiting with him. I remember that one of the times I saw him was in Walmart. One of my co-workers at Conway happened to be in the store also. Mr. Bradberry started telling us stories about when he was at Shirley, and he had us laughing so hard we hurt.

I love all those memories of our time with him as superintendent, and I am so proud that our class got to be his first group of seniors. He, you and all the teachers who came that year with him (Mr. Ramsey and Mr. & Mrs. Bane) made such an impact upon us. He was a strong leader and a great man whom we will never forget. We grieve with you but find comfort in knowing that he is in the presence of the Lord. Praying God will greatly comfort you as I know how much you loved him and will miss him. May you sense God's loving presence in a very special way during this time.

Love,
Darlene Harper Sowers

Robert and Judith Quinn
Inlet Beach, FL
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Monday, March 26, 2018

Sandra,
We are sorry to hear about Ed passing away. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Linda Kordsmeier
Maumelle, AR
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Monday, March 26, 2018

Many prayers for you and your family. What great memories you have to soften your pain.

Dena Rooks (Stevens)
Cabot, AR
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Monday, March 26, 2018

Mrs. Bradberry, Ash, & Darcy: I am so sorry the world has lost Mr. Bradberry. He was a very influential man that touched the lives of many. Your family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all.

Angie Smith
Edgemont, AR
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Monday, March 26, 2018

Sandra and Family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Bradberry. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Angie Sowell Smith
Shirley, AR

Linda Counts
Sherwood, AR
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Monday, March 26, 2018

I had Mr. Bradberry for General Math at North Little Rock Ole Main And always enjoyed his teaching skill & tolerance! I’ve often wondered about him.. Always nice! God bless his family at this sad time. Linda, NLR Class of 1973.

Susan
Little Rock, AR
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Monday, March 26, 2018

Dear Sandra,
I just wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Ed and you on the ARTA Board. I always valued the comments Ed made.

Jeff Stephenson
Leslie, AR
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Monday, March 26, 2018

So sorry to hear of Mr. Bradberry passing. He had a wonderful impact on many peoples lives. What a living legacy he has left behind in all of us that knew him. I can hear his laugh and see his big ole smile he was frying fish at Choctaw. My sincere condolences to the Family.

Bob and Ann Broach
Conway, AR
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Monday, March 26, 2018

Sandra and family, words seem inadequate to express our shock at hearing of Ed's passing. Our sincere sympathy to you in your loss. Know that God will give you the strength and understanding to get through this difficult time; Lean on His promises.

Mel Stevens
Blue Eye, MO
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Monday, March 26, 2018

So sorry for a loss of a great man. i had the privilege of serving on the Leslie school board for him for a short time. it was a honor and a privilege .we will be praying for all the family and friends in this time of need..thanks for all ed did for Leslie school system.May God bless you all..

Becky Bradford Guthrie
Hollister, MO
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Monday, March 26, 2018

Sandra and Family,
My deepest sympathy for your heartbreaking loss, he was a great man.
I still remember when as Superintendent at Shirley, he would do whatever was necessary to get the job done. It wasn't about his title or position it was about helping others. I will never forget when we would see him out helping the maintenance workers dig up a broken water line or helping to repair something that was broken. Mr. Bradberry was a true "Servant Leader" to those who worked with him and a great example for those of us in school during his time as Superintendent.
Ashley, I think it was you who broke all of his cigarettes in half while he was napping one weekend. Your Mom told us the story of how he sat you on his desk and was explaining to you that what you had done was wrong. My memory is that your Mom thought what you had done was pretty funny and you were not too phased by the lecture you received.
Treasure your many wonderful memories and keep them close in your heart.
Deepest sympathy,
Becky Bradford Guthrie

Candace Hunt Smith
Shirley, AR
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Monday, March 26, 2018

I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Bradberry. I thought a lot of him as a superintendent at Shirley. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Tina Burgess Maynard
Clinton, AR
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Monday, March 26, 2018

So sorry to hear this. Loved and respected this man. He busted my hinny many times when he was at Shirley school. Then as time has it we met again when my daughter went to Scotland and he was serving as superintendent there. Utmost respect for all he helped me with in those days. I pray for comfort for the family.

Charles E Bane
MORRILTON, AR
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Monday, March 26, 2018

Sandra, I just heard about Brad. So sorry for your loss. May God comfort you and yours in this time of sorrow.\

Charles, Shelley and Chuck

Michelle Rushano
Huntsville, AR
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Monday, March 26, 2018

Ash, sorry to hear the news about your dad. And my goodness, you have his eyes! It is hard to lose a parent, or anyone close to you really, but know he will always be with you and will still be a part of your life, even from heaven...especially from heaven. Now he doesn't have to miss out on anything, since he lived somewhat far away, like my dad did. He can see you and the family all the time now...bittersweet. Love ya--Michelle

Roland and Cindy Adams
Greenbrier, AR
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Monday, March 26, 2018

Sandra and girls.
So sorry to hear of Brad’s passing. I had just talked to him at Valero Saturday morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with y’all. Always enjoyed his company.

Janet Moore
Knoxville, TN
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Monday, March 26, 2018

Sandra and family,
My Mom, Dorothy Cates, so enjoyed working with Mr. Bradberry when she was the bookkeeper at Shirley Public Schools and he was the superintendent. She really appreciated his work ethic and his genuine concern for the students. I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Bradberry had a positive impact on so many people. Take care.

Diana Jones
Shirley, AR
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Monday, March 26, 2018

Absolutely hate to hear this about Mr. Bradberry. I met him after moving here from California & starting at Shirley school. He was welcoming & friendly. He was a positive influence from my youth. Prayers to Mrs Bradberry & the family.

Mary Borkowski
Fayetteville, AR
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Monday, March 26, 2018

Ashley,
I am so sorry for your sudden loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am praying for peace and solace for all of you.
Love,
Mary

Matt Duncan
Fayetteville, AR
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Monday, March 26, 2018

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you!

john branscum
leslie,
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Monday, March 26, 2018

I am sorry for your loss Mr. Brad Berry was a influence in my life always treated me good I have many fond memories

Rose Pittman Pevey
Monticello, AR
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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Edgar was one of my friends when I was growing up. He and Edna grew up in Point Deluce. I am so sorry to learn of his passing . I thought a lot of his family. They were very hard workers. You are going to be missed by family and friends. Thank you for being part of my life. Prayers and thoughts during this time.

Donna Berry
Conway, AR
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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Prayers for all of you during this time. May God comfort each of you and embrace his loving arms around you. I'm truly sorry and send you my deepest sympathy!!

Rob & Kaye Harkness
Conway, AR
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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Sandra, we are so sorry and please know you are in our prayers.

Bobby and Jeanette Clayton
Jonesboro, AR
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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Dear Sweet Sandra, I am so sorry about Brad's death! May God give you peace and comfort! I love you and think of your family often!

Claudia Squires Reynolds
Greenbrier,
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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Awesome man and Pricipal. Sandra and family so sorry God be with you.

Jerry and Janis Robbins
Greenbrier, AR
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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Sandra and families, Jerry and I are so sorry for the passing of your loved one, Mr. Ed. We are lifting all of you up in our prayers, praying for comfort, strength and all that you need to get through this. Will be close if you need us. Knowing that he was loved by so many that the community of Springhill and Greenbrier will be there for all of you too. We love you.

Angie Czemerynski Holcomb
Chaska, MN
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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Praying for your family.

Tammy (Ingram) Williams
Edgemont, AR
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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Sorry to hear about your loss. You are in my prayers. May God comfort you during this difficult time.

Amanda Chapman
Springdale, AR
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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Ashley, I am so sorry for your loss. Will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Stanley and Michelle Gilmore
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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Sandra, we are praying for you all.