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Jerry Fekete
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WHITMAN, W.Va. — Freda Bradley, 58, of Whitman, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, February 23, 2013, at Pikeville Medical Center in Kentucky.

Born July 31, 1954, at Logan, she was a daughter of Freda Smith and the late Albert Smith. Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Albert Lee Smith Jr. and Denny Lee Smith.

Freda was a devoted mother, and a loving sister and daughter. She loved her family more than life itself. She was always the one to lend a helping hand, loved to care for the elderly and always wanted to bless others. She loved spending time with her two granddaughters. She attended the Sarah Ann Church of God.

Those left to cherish her wonderful memories include two daughters, Patricia (Noah) Chafin and Tabitha Nickell, both of Pine Creek; one son, Ricky (Jessica) Bradley of Whitman; two granddaughters, Allison Bradley and Kylie Bradley; four sisters, Carol (Tim) McCauley of Salem, Lois (Eddie) Turner and Kathy Adkins, both of Switzer, and Sonya (Mike) Barker of Monaville; one brother, Charles (Christine) Smith of Ethel; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, and a special niece, Angie Barrett, and a special nephew Pete Turner.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 28, at Collins Funeral Home Chapel with Gary Starr officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill.

Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Honorary pallbearers will be Pete Turner, Albert “Bub” Smith, Denny Smith Jr., Jinks Adkins, Charles Damien Smith, Charles Albert Smith, Charles Smith Jr., and Mike Barrett.

Condolences may be left at www.collinsfuneralhomewv.com

Collins Funeral Home of Switzer is in charge of the arrangements.

“A Mother

A mother is one who understands the things you say and do. Who always overlooks your faults and sees the best in you. A mother is one whose special love inspires you day by day; who fills your heart with gladness in her warm and thoughtful way. A mother is all these things and more, the greatest treasure known, and the dearest mother in all the world is the one I call my own. We will always love you Mom!

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