Martha Ann D. Bradshaw

Published 4:36 pm Thursday, October 7, 2010

Newsoms – Martha Ann Darden Bradshaw, 67, died October 6, 2010 at Sentara Obici Hospital. She was born in Isle of Wight County, one of sixteen children of the late Elmer and Martha Gardner Darden. Mrs. Bradshaw was retired from Parker Drug Company and was a member of the Franklin Fire and Rescue Ladies Auxillary. She attended Newsoms Baptist Church.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 47 years, Charles E. “Frog” Bradshaw; a daughter, Trina B. Johnson (Ronald) of Courtland; two sons, Heath Bradshaw (Deborah) and Michael Bradshaw, all of Newsoms; five grandchildren, Heather and Hannah Bradshaw, Caleb Bradshaw, and Chase and Carter Johnson; four sisters, Nell Kauss, Lucille Blanchard, Lois Turner, Vicky Leake; three brothers, Cliff, Phillip “Popcorn”, and James “Bro” Darden; and a special sister-in-law, May M. Winters.

A graveside service will be conducted at 3:30 pm Saturday, October 9, 2010 at Southampton Memorial Park with the Rev. Jason Wise and the Rev. Curtis Faison officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 pm Friday at Wright Funeral Home, Franklin and suggest memorials be made to Newsoms Baptist Church, P. O. Box 297, Newsoms, VA. 23874, or American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Worrell, 717 Fairview Drive, Franklin, Va. 23851.