Vernon Alan Bradham

September 19, 1932October 12, 2021

CHAPIN - Vernon A. Bradham of Chapin, SC passed at 7:52 a.m. in White Rock, SC. He was born in Kingstree, SC to Ebbie Louise DuBose McClary.

He is survived by his bride of 69 years Minnie Lee Cubbage Bradham, daughters Carol Gracie B. Brasington and Mary Ann B. Myers (Charles H. Myers Jr.). He leaves behind five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, and nephews.

Mr. Bradham was predeceased by his mother and all his siblings. His best friends and lodge brothers Haskell N. Brabham and S. Cecil Stevens.

Mr. Bradham owned Brad's Auto Specialist and Abet Locksmith on Harden St, Columbia, SC until the mid-1980’s. He retired from Richland County School District Two.

Mr. Bradham was a motorcycle Enduro Racer and an avid motorcyclist until 1997. He was Mason for 62 years joining on August 24, 1959. His journey toward the light began with Eau Claire Masonic Lodge #344 and was a 50-year member. He also joined Little Mountain Lodge #281 on September 14, 2009, Columbia York Rite Bodies, and other Masonic Bodies. He was a member of the National Institute of Locksmiths.

His achievements include Master of Eau Claire Lodge #344 (1966), Royal Arch Mason (1972), High Priest Columbia Chapter #5 (1978), Illustrious Master Union Chapter #5 (1979), Eminent Commander Columbia Commandry #2 (1980), Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rites and Free Masons (1980), Knight York Rite Cross of Honor (1981), Knight Templar Cross of Honor (1982), All Saints Conclave Red Cross of Constatine (1984), Eau Claire Lodge #344 Secretary (1984), Allied Masonic Degrees (1985), Secretary-Recorder Columbia York Rite Bodies (1985), Grand Sentinel of York Rite Bodies, President of Red Cross of Constatine, Grand Representive for Grand Commandry and 1987 President of Past Masters Unit of Jamil Shrine Temple. He, also, served as the Secretary of the National Institute of Locksmiths.

A special thank you to our neighbors for their friendship, assistance, and love.

A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Monday, October 18, 2021, in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at 1:00 p.m. prior to the service at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel with Masonic Rites recited at 2:00 p.m.

Memories may be shared at


  • Visitation

    Monday, October 18, 2021

  • Masonic Rites

    Monday, October 18, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, October 18, 2021


Vernon Alan Bradham

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Tina Warner

October 15, 2021

Miss You Grumpy Grandpa! Until we meet again with a huge hug! Love Tina Bug

Janet Edmonds

October 13, 2021

My deepest sympathy and prayers to the family, May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God who will remember every detail about him and bring him back again in the very near future. Acts 24:15