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Hugh and Helen Bradley

17 January, 192729 July, 2020

Hugh Bradley

Hugh Alexander Bradley, 93, of Cartersville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday evening, July 29, 2020 at Cartersville Medical Center.

Mr. Bradley was born January 17, 1927 son of the late Erwin H. Bradley and Susan Alexander Bradley. He served in the Merchant Marine during World War II and in the U. S. Army afterwards. He worked several jobs before retiring as a driver for RCA Truck Lines and again later as a Bartow County maintenance employee. He attended Peeples Valley Baptist Church where he was a very active member. Also served as Treasurer with his wife for 20 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Erwin H. and Susan Alexander Bradley; brothers, Joe Bradley and Clifford (Dodger) Bradley; sisters, Kate Chastain, Bonnie Lewis and Mary Bramlett.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Bradley to whom he was married March 24, 1946; a son, Mike Bradley and wife Carolyn of Marshall, NC; grandchildren, Tim of Montgomery, AL, Jonathan of Liberty, TN, Jessalyn of Asheville, NC; great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Tyler, Alice.

Graveside services will be conducted Friday morning July 31, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at Sunset Memory Gardens. Interment will follow.

Pallbearers include Tim Bradley, Maneul Abernathy, Colin Abernathy, Logan Abernathy, Ernie Palmer and Phillip New.

Please visit to leave condolences for the family and sign the online guest register. Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Drive, Cartersville, GA is honored to serve the family of Hugh Alexander Bradley.

Helen Bradley

Helen Howren Bradley, age 93 of Cartersville, GA passed away on Wednesday, September 02, 2020. She was born in Fairmount, GA on April 15, 1927 to the late Frank Howren and Lena Owens Howren.

Helen was Salutorian of Cass High School class of 1944. She married Hugh Bradley on March 24, 1946 and they were married for 74 years. She worked for 46 years at First National Bank of Cartersville, later Wells Fargo. She Retired in 1990 as VP of Operations. Helen was a member of the Cartersville Business and Professional Women’s Club where she received the distinguished recognition award in 1980. Helen was a member of Peeples Valley Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and served with her husband as Treasurer for 20 years.

Helen is preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Bradley; sisters, Lucile Cooper, Elise Howren, Frances Vaughan, Elizabeth Cooper, Patricia Bradley; brother, Neal Howren.

She is survived by her son, Mike (Carolyn) Bradley of Marshall, NC; grandchildren, Tim of Montgomery, AL, Jonathan of Liberty TN, Jessalyn of Ashville, NC; great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Tyler and Alice.

A Graveside Service will be conducted on Friday, September 4, 2020 at 11:30 am at Sunset Memory Gardens with Rev. Jim Parham officiating. Manuel Abernathy, Colin Abernathy, Logan Abernathy, Ernie Palmer, Paul Green and Jonathan Bradley will serve as pallbearers.

Please visit to leave on-line condolences for the family. Owen Funeral Home 12 Collins Dr Cartersville, GA has charge of the arrangements.

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Rebecca Ivey Dickerson

12 August 2020

My family met Hugh& Helen at Peeples Valley Church in the early 70’s. We only attended a short time until my Daddy was called to pastor a church. I’ve never forgotten them or their kindness. Prayers for Helen and family.

Cathy Hobgood

3 August 2020

I met Helen and Hugh about 34 years ago when my husband, Rick, brought me to meet them. What kind, loving, wonderful people!

We were both saddened to hear of Hugh's passing. It's a great loss to all who knew him.

“Our sympathies to his family - he will always be in our hearts.”

Deborah Eberhart

31 July 2020

I first met Hugh at Maple Ridge in 2017 while he was visiting Helen and my father was a patient across the hall. ( Luke Howell).
We fast became friends and he shared so many wonder stories of his life. My mother became a patient there in May of 2019 ... (Thelma Howell) and again there was Hugh near her room.
We picked up where we had left off... sharing great stories. I am still touched by his gentle spirit and his love for Helen through all the years. What a pleasure it was to see him walk the halls to receive her meals and feed her ever so gently... What a great man, husband, father, and friend. I have thought of he and Helen often during the past few months. My prayers to the family and for Helen. Please know Hugh and Helen have made an impact on my life that I will cherish forever. Rest in Peace Hugh... You knew I loved you! Deborah Howell - Eberhart

Gail George

31 July 2020

My condolences to Helen, Hugh’s wife, family and friends.
I am going to miss seeing Hugh at church. A wonderful Christian man and dear friend.

Stacy Hightower

31 July 2020

Let your light shine so others may see it. That is how Hugh Bradley lived his life. We will miss him, our sweet neighbor & friend. David & Stacy Hightower

George Jones

31 July 2020

Family, you have our Condolences. So sorry to hear of Hugh passing away. We worked together at R.C.A. for many years. He was a good friend and a fine man. We all loved to eat lunch at Ross` diner most every day. He will be missed.

Dell/Mary Ezra

31 July 2020

We will miss seeing at Peeple Valley church.knew him and Helen for 15 yrs or more. God bless his family.

Christie Rogers

30 July 2020

Just wanted to express our deepest condolences with your family for this great loss. Hugh worked for us years ago driving cars and picking up Title’s for us when we had a car lot. He was my favorite one, most trusted and honorable in all his dealings with everyone and everything he did. It was a great honor just to know him. I have stayed in touch with him over the years since we sold the car lot and I was always in awe of his love and faithfulness in his care of his wife. his love for his church and for his Savior, Jesus Christ! He was such a good and wonderful example for those who knew him. My heart grieves with you today but thankfully, we don’t grieve as those who have no hope. We will see him again! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family as you grieve this huge loss. Sincerely,
Christie and Hal Rogers

Joe & Jane Hodge

30 July 2020

Mr. Bradley was one of the finest gentlemen we have ever known. We could have looked the world over and not found a better neighbor. He became a father figure and dear friend for us and he was loved by us both. Our deepest sympathy to Mike and his family.


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