Doris Bradshaw

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Doris H. Bradshaw
FRANKLIN—Doris Holcombe Edwards Bradshaw, 92, died Feb. 1, 2009, at her home.
She was born in Southampton County, a daughter of the late Clifton James and Gabie Lankford Holcombe.
Mrs. Bradshaw was predeceased by her first husband, Willie R. Edwards; three sisters, Gladys Holcombe, Bonnie Battle and Flora Simone; and two brothers, Braxton Holcombe and C.J. Holcombe Jr.
She was retired from the Continental Telephone Company with more than 30 years of service, and had been active in the Business and Professional Woman’s Club, holding many offices.
She was a member of High Street United Methodist Church and had been the treasurer of the Friendship Bible Sunday School Class for many years.
She was loving and caring to everyone she met.
Survivors include her husband, Raymond H. Bradshaw Jr.; her son, Richard C. Edwards and wife Linda of Sedley; two grandchildren, Richard C. Edwards Jr. of Richmond, and Rinda L. Edwards of Alexandria; three great-grandchildren, Samantha, Mitchell, and David Edwards of Richmond; two sisters, Dawn H. Wright of Smithfield and Willis H. Barnes of Franklin; one brother, Marvin Holcombe of Ephrata, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Wright Funeral Home with the Revs. Susan M. Reeves and James M. Smith officiating.
Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Courtland.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, (earmarked Research Only) 6350 Center Drive, Suite 102, Norfolk, Va. 23502.
The family would like to thank all her caregivers, especially the devotion of Janice Carter over the past 11 years.
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