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 Miriam Gwendolyn “Bennie” <I>Earnest</I> Bradley

Miriam Gwendolyn “Bennie” Earnest Bradley

Birth
Murray County, Georgia, USA
Death Dec 2012 (aged 93)
Murray County, Georgia, USA
Burial Murray County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 102677042 · View Source
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Gwendolyn Terry Bradley departed this life at home on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 in Chatsworth.

Mrs. Bradley was known as Bennie to her friends, Mama to her children, and Granny to her grandchildren. She was born in a log cabin at the foot of Fort Mountain in Murray County on April 6, 1919, the daughter of Minnie Winkler and Warren David Earnest.

She is survived by her children, Major Douglas Terry, III (Karen), Miriam Terry Ward (Frank) and David Earnest Terry (Brenda); stepson, John W. Bradley; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Emoylees Bradley Young and Phyllis Earnest; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was cared for by her dedicated friend and companion, Betty Green Lloyd and caregivers, Peggy Ellis and Michelle Shepherd.

Bennie is preceded in death by her husbands, Major Douglas Terry, Jr. and John F. Bradley; father, Warren David Earnest; mother, Minnie Winkler Earnest; stepfather, Marvin Dunn; sisters, Kathryn Loughridge; and brothers, Warren David Earnest, Jr. and Joseph Daniel Earnest.

She lived most of her life in Murray County. Mrs. Bradley was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church of Chatsworth and volunteered for many years at Hamilton Memorial Hospital. She was a graduate of Murray County High School, where she sang in chorus and played basketball.

Visitation is on Thursday at Peeples Funeral Home in Chatsworth from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Chatsworth with the Reverend Lee Krivsky and Reverend Roger Vest officiating. Burial will follow in Hassler's Cemetery known as (Earnest Cemetery). Flowers will be appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to the Fincher Family Life Center, First United Methodist Church, 111 West Cherokee Street, Chatsworth, GA 30705. Peeples Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


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  • Maintained by: Leanne Ward
  • Originally Created by: C. East
  • Added: 26 Dec 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 102677042
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Miriam Gwendolyn “Bennie” Earnest Bradley (6 Apr 1919–Dec 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 102677042, citing Hasslers Cemetery, Murray County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Leanne Ward (contributor 48203264) .