BESSIE BRADFORD SMITH,




90, formerly of Blountsville, died Sept. 15, 2010, at Golden Living Center in Trussville. She was born in Blount County and lived here many years before moving to Jefferson County. She worked as a waitress and was a member of Huffman Baptist Church, which she attended faithfully as long as her health permitted. Predeceasing her were parents Ercy and Mary Etta Butts Bradford; husband Marshall Willard Smith; son Eldridge Smith; sisters Ressie B. Black and Marie B. Mason; brothers Chester Malone, Oliver Bradford, and Otis Bradford.

Surviving are sons Jimmy (Liz) Smith of Trussville and Scott (Sonya) Smith of Ashville; grandchildren David Smith, Denise Smith, Amanda Smith (David) Jefferies, Morgan Smith, Samantha Smith, and Sawyer Smith; eight great-grandchildren; numerous greatgreat grandchildren; brother Bill Bradford.

Graveside services officiated by Paul Moore were held Sept. 17 at 2:30 p.m. at South Cemetery near Blountsville. Blountsville Funeral Home was in charge.