Ruby Lee Cates Bradshaw

February 27, 1918June 14, 2014

Anniston – Funeral services for Ruby Lee Bradshaw, 96, of Anniston will be 2:00 pm, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Gray Brown-Service Chapel with Rev. James Cohorn officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Mrs. Ruby died Saturday, June 14, 2014. Survivors include her daughter, Jane Bradshaw Locklin and her husband, Jackie, of Toney; son-in-law, Johnny W. Yother of Anniston; one granddaughter, Anita Yother McNeal and her husband Tim; great-grand dog, Abby, of Huntsville; two grandsons, Sam Smith of Oregon and Stephen Lee Smith and his wife Nuvera; two great-granddaughters, Sarah Ashley and Noor-Anna, of Georgia.

Mrs. Bradshaw is preceded in death by her husband, James F. Bradshaw; daughter, Carol Sue Bradshaw Yother and grandson, Anthony (Tony) Wayne Yother; and her ten siblings.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and was active in the Ladies Circle. She retired at the age of 84 years after working at The Book Rack for 25 years where she was call the “Book Lady”. She worked with the Girl Scouts and enjoyed driving her lady friends to church, loved her plants and loved to do the Charleston.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Presbyterian Home for Children, PO Drawer 577, Talladega, Al 35161.

Arrangements under the direction of Gray Brown-Service Mortuary & Crematory, Anniston, Alabama.


  • Visitation Wednesday, June 18, 2014
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Ruby Lee Cates Bradshaw

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July 9, 2014

I know how sad you must be at the passing of such a wonderful person. How many of us can be blessed with someone as great as Ruby for an in-law! I'm sorry I just found out today when I stopped in for a visit. My heartfelt sympathy is with you at this time.

Ruby's cousin,

Lowndes Butler

June 19, 2014

To Ruby's family I want to express my deepest sympathy and to let you know you are in my prayers. Ruby was a good friend and fellow church member for many years. Lately I have enjoyed talking with her monthly on the telephone, I always enjoyed hearing what she was doing and what she was reading. My wife, Mimi, and her husband Jim sang many duets together in church and elsewhere. Ruby was a wonderful person and I will miss her greatly.
Lowndes Butler, Anniston

Eileen Williams

June 17, 2014

to the family of mrs Bradshaw i am so truely and deeply saden to hear of ur loss in ur family. i loved mrs ruby bradshaw she was the most sweetest lady i could have ever met i helped take care of her when she was living at the meadows assited living in jacksonville and with me working there i sure am going to miss seeing her.

Coretta Grant

June 17, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss. She was such a sweet soul. I've spent many hours talking with her about books at The Book Rack. She will be greatly missed. My heart is so heavy at this time. May she rest in peace.

Jane & Glenn Spurlin

June 17, 2014

Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Mrs. Bradshaw was such a beautiful and kind person.

Stewart Ridgeway

June 17, 2014

Jane and family, so sorry hear of your Mother's passing. She was a fine lady and always so full of cheer. My Mother would tell me to stop by and see her when I came back into town and it was always a pleasure to visit and talk to her.