Jean Farley

June 9, 1921August 9, 2017

Loretta Jean (Bradshaw) Farley, 96, of Staunton, passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at the Blue Ridge Christian Home in Raphine. She was born on June 9, 1921 in Prince Edward County, a daughter of the late William Edward and Lorena Maude (Cheney) Bradshaw.

Along with her husband, she worked the family dairy farm. Crocheting, gardening and reading were a few of her favorite hobbies. Jean was employed by Baldwin’s Department Store in Farmville for several years, where she enjoyed her work as a buyer, department manager and bookkeeper. She was a member of Stuarts Draft Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Joseph Farley, Sr.; daughter, Nancy Cullom; and seven siblings.

Survivors include her son, W.J. Farley and wife, Annette of Staunton; grandchildren, Tim Farley, Angela Fernandez, Lisa Crouse, and Lori Cullom; four great grandchildren; three sisters, Phyllis Satterwhite, Flora Grant, and Audrey Larin; as well as a number of extended family members.

A funeral service will be conducted at the Stuarts Draft Baptist Church, 2517 Stuarts Draft Hwy, Stuarts Draft, on Monday, August 14, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with The Rev. Dr. William Kopp officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

A graveside service will be conducted at Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, 202 Pisgah Church Rd., Rice, on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Jean’s memory to her church, Stuarts Draft Baptist Church.

The family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to the staff at the Blue Ridge Christian Home for their loving care of Jean and her family.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Stuarts Draft Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes, 1870 Stuarts Draft Hwy, Stuarts Draft.

Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting



  • Funeral Service

    Monday, August 14, 2017

  • Visitation

    Monday, August 14, 2017

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017


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Sandra, Brad, and William Bradford

August 27, 2017

Prayers for all of you. She was a lovely, special lady and has given to the world a wonderful, special family to continue forward on this Earth. Hugs to you all.

Pat Sorrells

August 13, 2017

Prayers for the family for your great loss, she was a very special lady.

Angela Fernandez

August 12, 2017

We will miss you Granny Jean. What a long and beautiful life you lived. You put God first, were a devoted wife and mother, loved and cherished your family, and were a loyal friend. You worked hard at your job, on the farm, around the house, and at everything you did in your 96 years. You always made each one of us feel special and loved. You were the perfect example of what a woman should be, and I aspire to it everyday. Love you always.