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Frances Bradley

December 24, 1934 — June 9, 2015

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Frances McGahee Bradley

Avera, GA  – Frances McGahee Bradley, 80, loving wife to the late Charles E. Bradley, entered eternal rest Tuesday evening, June 9, 2015 at Jefferson Hospital in Louisville.    Funeral services will be held at Waldens United Methodist Church at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, June 13, 2015 with Rev. Tommy Anderson officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

One of sixteen children, Frances was born to the late Lois Allene Humphrey McGahee and the late Lindsey “Clifford” McGahee in Avera where she grew up and graduated high school—she was in the last class to graduate from Avera High School. After marrying the love of her life, they made their home in Waynesboro where she lived until 2009 at which time she returned to Jefferson County. Frances worked as a supervisor at Uniroyal in Thomson until it closed, after which she worked with, and retired from the Burke County Sheriff’s Department as a dispatcher. She faithfully served her Lord at Waldens United Methodist Church.  Frances’ favorite pastimes were gardening, fishing and cooking; as well as traveling with her many friends, using her coversion van for their “short” trips. Being one of the clowns in the family, she was fun-loving, had a great sense of humor, and was adventuresome—she lived life to its fullest, always taking the time to laugh and enjoy her loved ones. Frances had a great love for her church family, and her family—especially all of her nieces and nephews. Her unselfish, abiding love will be greatly missed.

Frances is also preceded in death by her siblings, James C. McGahee, C. Y. McGahee, Marion M. Davis, John O. McGahee, Mary Lee McGahee, S. Glenn McGahee, Elton Ray McGahee, Martha M. Rogers, Gladys M. Willis, Thomas “Melvin” McGahee, Ralph L. McGahee, and Eddie McGahee. Survivors include her step daughter, Helen Mayo; step granddaughter, Michelle Ballew; three step great grandchildren, Anthony Ballew Jr., Michaella Ballew and Adyen Ballew; three brothers, Harold S. McGahee (Marie) of Stapleton, D. W. McGahee of Louisville, and L. Fay McGahee (Ann) of Louisville; and numerous nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers will be her nephews—Frank McGahee, Charles McGahee, Guy McGahee, Donnie Rogers, Ronnie Rogers, Johnny Mack Willis, Danny McGahee, Gary McGahee and Jason McGahee. Honorary pallbearers will be her great nephews—Josh McGahee, Cliff McGahee, Curt McGahee, Chad McGahee, Joshua McGahee, Nathan McGahee, Nathan Norton, Brandon Rogers, William Schmidt, Noah McGahee, William McGahee and Chris Davis.

The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to Waldens United Methodist Church, c/o Patricia Kitchens, 1304 Hadden Pond Road, Avera GA 30803.

The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Friday evening, June 12, 2015.

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Come With Me

The Lord saw you getting tired
And a cure was not to be
So He put His arms around you
And whispered, “Come with me.”

With tearful eyes, we watched you suffer
And saw you fade away.
Although we loved you dearly,
We could not make you stay.

A golden heart stopped beating,
A beautiful smile at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove
He only takes the best.

It’s lonesome here without you—
We miss you so each day.
Our lives aren’t the same
Since you went away.

When days are sad and lonely,
And everything goes wrong,
We seem to hear you whisper,
“Cheer up and carry on.”

Each time we see your picture,
You seem to smile and say,
“Don’t cry—I’m in God’s keeping.
We’ll meet again someday.”







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