Freddie Bradley Watford, a resident of County Road 115, Abbeville, died early Thursday morning, Oct. 4, 2007, at Medical Center Barbour in Eufaula. She was 88. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007, at Judson Baptist Church with the Revs. Robert B. Parnell, Gerald Ross, Ralph Baker and Joe Vickers officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Holman-Abbeville Mortuary is in charge of funeral arrangements. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the mortuary in Abbeville. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Abbeville Fire and Rescue, 201 Bradley Street, Abbeville, AL 36310. Mrs. Watford was born and reared in Henry County, daughter of the late Fredrick Perron Bradley and Lessie Lee Carter Bradley. Affectionately known as "Ep Watford," she lived in the Screamer community all her adult lifetime. Mrs. Watford was a member of the Judson Baptist Church. She was a retired employee of WestPoint Stevens in Abbeville. After her retirement, Mrs. Watford was employed by the Abby Rest Home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Fletcher (Bob) Watford; a daughter, Barbara Ann Watford; a son-in-law, Lowell Vickers; a great-grandson, Blake Spivey; two sisters, Hortense Bradley and Mary Kinard; and also two brothers, Shelby Bradley and Doyle Bradley. Hundreds of children referred to Mrs. Watford as "MaMa" because of her love for children. Surviving relatives include two daughters, Nina Vickers Flowers and husband, Curtis Flowers, Eufaula; Janice Watford Thomas and husband, David Thomas, Headland; a son, Jerry Watford and wife, Betty Watford, Abbeville; two sisters, Ila Morgan, Fairhope, and Yvonne Kilcrease and husband, Jim Kilcrease, Headland; two brothers-in-law, Alvin W. Kinard, Arab, Charles David Woodham, Abbeville; a sister-in-law, Lula B. Watford, Abbeville; eight grandchildren, Joe Vickers and wife, Shirlene Vickers, Leigh Adams, Bruce Taylor, Amanda Hatcher, Cindy Strickland and husband, Brent Strickland, Barbara Morrison and husband, Wayne Morrison, Jan Ethridge and Bob Watford; a special granddaughter-in-law, Niki Watford; a special grandson-in-law, Tom Ethridge; 18 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Serving as active pallbearers will be Tom Ethridge, Wayne Morrison, Steve Kilcrease, Marley Watford, Brad Morgan, Brent Strickland, John Gomillion, Keith Carter and Donnie Watford. Holman-Abbeville Mortuary, (334) 585-5261, is in charge of arrangements.
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