Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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September 9, 2012

Annie Barbara Bradbury

PRINCETON — Annie Barbara Bradbury, 88, of the Princeton Health Care Center, died early Saturday morning, Sept. 8, 2012.

Born April 29, 1924 in Princeton, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Sidney and Hazel Poff Mathena. Mrs. Bradbury and her late husband Harley lived in Vero Beach, Florida for 12 years. She returned to Princeton shortly after the death Mr. Bradbury. She was formerly employed by Rockwell International in Princeton, and when her health permitted she enjoyed gardening and cooking.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Harley Bradbury; four siblings, Randolph Mathena, Ella Six, Emma Belcher and Basil Mathena; and one grandson, Scott Chaffins.

Survivors include three daughters, Diane Taylor and fiancé Billy Parker of Princeton,  Glenna Whitt and husband Dewey of Hanover, Pa., and Jackie Phillips and husband Darrell of Forest, Va.; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; three siblings, Jessie Morris of Princeton, Willis Mathena and wife Bonnie of Princeton, and Wilfred Mathena and wife Cuzzie of Bluefield; several special nieces and nephews.

On Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 at 12:00 noon, we will celebrate the life of Annie Bradbury from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor John Branham officiating. Entombment will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Princeton.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends and family at the funeral home Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until the service hour.

Online condolences may be shared with the family via

The Bradbury family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory & Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.

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