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Ruth Bradford

June 15, 1910 — December 21, 2010

Ruth Bradford

Ruth Pauline Adkins Bradford, age 100, of Cambridge, MD, died peacefully Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at Mallard Bay Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Cambridge.

Born on June 15, 1910 near Springdale, Dorchester County, Maryland, she was the fifth daughter and sixth child of Samuel Hooper Adkins and Mary Frances "Manie" Langford.

“Mom Mom”, as most people affectionately referred to her, joined Grace United Methodist Church in 1925 and has been a devoted member for over 85 years as she was also a member of the Rebekah Circle, Dr. Hines Bible Class and the Homemakers Club. She was dearly loved by friends and family.

On July 13, 1929, she married Bertsal Brinsfield Bradford. He died on January 28, 1987.

Pauline worked at several sewing factories in Dorchester County, and was an excellent seamstress. Following her retirement she sat with terminally ill patients in their homes, so to give their families a rest. She lived a long and productive life and will be missed by many.

Surviving are two daughters, Bertie Jean Pinson of Pleasant Grove, UT and Dolores B. Henry of Cambridge MD; six grandchildren Robert P. Phillips (wife Bonnie) of Cambridge, MD, David A. Pinson (wife Joannie) of Bowie MD, Patricia P. Dodson (husband George) of Newport News, VA, Mark B. Pinson (wife Caren) of Pleasant Grove, UT, Darrel T. Pinson (wife Kathy) of Mt. Airy, MD and Bradford C. Phillips (wife Janet) of Cambridge, MD; 17 great grandchildren; 27 great-great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband were her siblings.

The family will receive friends Monday evening, December 27th from 6-8 p.m. at Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home, P.A., 308 High Street, Cambridge and Tuesday, December 28th from 10-11 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 501 Race Street, Cambridge where the funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. Officiating at the service will be The Rev. Jay Hurley, Pastor of Grace U.M. Church and her nephew, The Rev. George Wheatley. Burial will follow at East New Market Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Robert Phillips, David Pinson, Patricia Dodson, Darrel Pinson, Bradford Phillips and Rolland Vincent.

Expressions of sympathy may be made by either sending flowers or making memorial offerings to Grace United Methodist Church, 501 Race St., Cambridge, MD 21613

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Monday December 27, 2010 , 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home


Tuesday December 28, 2010 , 10:00 - 11:00 AM at Grace United Methodist Church

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Tuesday December 28, 2010 , 11:00 AM at Grace United Methodist Church

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Facts Born: June 15, 1910
Place of Birth: Springdale, MD USA
Death: December 21, 2010
Place of Death: Cambridge, MD USA

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