Joyce Bradford

Joyce Ann (Gurley) Bradford a precious child of God passed from this earthly life in Forney, TX on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at the age of 73 years 7 months and 24 days. She was born in Roberta, OK to Alfred Vestor and Gladys Chappell on Wednesday, July 3, 1940.

Joyce was a very proud and devoted mother to her precious sons. She was valedictorian of her senior graduating class at Blue High School in Blue, OK in 1957. Joyce was the church secretary at the Edgemont Park Baptist Church in Mesquite, TX for many years. Mrs. Bradford is survived by her beloved sons, Dave Suddreth and wife Christy of Hanover, PA, Tim Suddreth of Hutchins, TX and Steve Suddreth and wife Laurie of Cypress, TX; sister, Jewell Anderson of Belton, TX; grandchildren, Brandon Suddreth and wife Heather of Dover, NH, Justin Suddreth of Knoxville, TN, Kelly Winstead of Hanover, PA, Matthew Suddreth of Virginia Beach, VA, Zachary Suddreth of Virginia Beach, VA, Stephanie Suddreth of Cypress, TX and Kevin Suddreth of Cypress, TX; great-grandchildren, Olivia Suddreth of Dover, NH, David Suddreth of Dover, NH and Jonathan Suddreth of Dover, NH; two nephews and a niece.

Mrs. Bradford was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred "Bill" Gurley and Gladys Chappell.

Family Hour will be from 6-7:00 PM Sunday, March 2, 2014 at the Holmes ~ Coffey ~ Murray Funeral Home in Durant, OK. A Celebration of her life will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, March 3, 2014, Holmes Coffey Murray Chapel at 121 N 5th, Durant, OK with Bro. Jesse West officiating. Interment will follow at Rosehill Cemetery Calera, OK.

Family and friends may send online condolences and view tributes at

Services are under the direction of Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home, Durant, OK.

Funeral Home

Holmes~Coffey ~ Murray Funeral Home - Durant
121 N. 5th Ave. Durant, OK 74701

Published in Durant Daily Democrat from Mar. 2 to Mar. 3, 2014