Ruth Bradford

March 5, 1929 - July 3, 2009

Ellen Ruth Bradford was born March 5, 1929 at Emory, Texas to Henry Childers and Sarah Stephens Childers. Ruth Childers married Alvin Scroggins with whom she had her five daughters. He preceded her in death. She later married Hiarm Bradford on March 21, 1986. Ellen Ruth Bradford, 80 of Leonard, Texas, died Friday, July 3, 2009 in her sleep at her residence in Leonard, Texas, after a year long battle with cancer. Ruth always had a smile on her face and never met a stranger. She was always laughing and cutting up. She was famous for whistling outside her home to call her children home. All her neighbors knew she was wanting her daughters when she whistled. She was a fantastic seamstress sewing all of her daughter’s clothes. If her daughters found something in the store they liked. She could make it for them. She loved to quilt. She made baby quilts for all of her grandchildren. Up until her last moments she was planning her next quilt. All of her quilts were hand-made and are very special to her family. She is survived by daughter, Shirley Fagan of Leonard; daughter, Martha Winton of Dodd City; daughter, Mary Cox of Milton, Florida; daughter, Ruby Johnson of Leonard; brother, Thomas Childers of Emory; sister, Ruby Williams of Leonard; brother, Jimmy Childers of Whitewright; 14 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by parents, Henry and Sarah Childers; husband, Alvin Scroggins; husband, Hiarm Bradford; daughter, Alva Dunlap; granddaughter, Sheila Jefferson; great-grandson, Larry May; brothers, Albert and Bufford Childers. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 AM, Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, Leonard, Texas. Officiating the service will be Rev. Rick Richardson and Rev. Brett Castle. Burial will follow at Leonard Cemetery in Leonard, Texas. Family and friends are invited to the funeral home at their convenience on Monday to pay their respects and to sign the register book. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Monday, July 6, 2009 from 6-8pm at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Leonard, Texas.

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May God Bless each of you during this time. Kay Scarberry Hinkle, July 6, 2009 I am so sorry for your Great Loss of you Loved One, but one thing she is In a better place now with no pain and suffering! Jason D Lindsey, July 6, 2009 I remember all our fun times out in Texas when we would come out to your place and have cook-outs and us kids would run wild out in the country. It was so much fun. You were like a mom. I know I didn't see you much after we all left Lockney, but I thought of you'll all the time. I love you and you will be missed deeply. May God bless you and may he be with the family during this rough time. Bye Mom. Ann (Scarberry) & Ray Burleson, July 5, 2009