Deborah "Debbie" Bradley, 58, of Lenoir, N.C., died Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, at her home. Born July 9, 1950, in Akron, Ohio, Debbie was a daughter of Gloria Neal Dunn of Lenoir and the late Harold Dunn. Debbie lived in Kingman from 1968 to 1978, has family here and was married here in Kingman.
Debbie was a member of Flemings Chapel Baptist Church. She was retired from the Caldwell County Sheriff's Department where she served as the first female detective and also as a DARE officer.
Other than her mother, she is survived by her dedicated husband of 40 years, C.L. Bradley; one daughter, Lisa Bradley Helton and husband Todd of Lenoir; two sons, Toby Bradley and wife Jessica of Hickory and Danny Bradley and wife Danielle of Lenoir; one brother, Danny Dunn and wife Mona of Wilkesboro; and her pride and joy, the grandchildren: Nash Huffman, Kirsten Huffman, Dustin Helton, Cameron Helton, Rylan Bradley, Nick Bradley and Avery Bradley; and her childhood friend, Linda Sandbury.
A celebration of Debbie's life will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 14, at the graveside at Flemings Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Parker, the Rev. Jim Lee and the Rev. Cliff Ellis officiating.
Honorary pallbearers will be the "Girl's Club," Kathy Hutchings, Vickie Kirby, Debbie Butler, Joy Cole, Jamie Watson, Deborah Norris, Sharon Teague Coggin, Cheryl Whittington, Kim Stokes and Rachel Estes.
The family respectfully requests memorials being made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Street, Lenoir, NC 28645. Online condolences may be sent to the Bradley Family at www.evansfuneralservice.com.
Evans Funeral Service of Lenoir is serving the Bradley family.