Hugh Dorsey Bradner

Born: Mon., Apr. 19, 1926
Died: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Nov. 03, 2017
Location: First Baptist Church

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Hugh Dorsey Bradner, 91, died Tuesday, October 31, 2017 peacefully at his home in Yanceyville surrounded by his family.  He was born April 19, 1926, son of Lance L. and Eunice Smith Bradner. He was a kind and gentle soul who loved the Lord, loved his family, and loved life.

After graduating from Bartlett Yancey High School in 1944, he immediately (next day) joined and served two years in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  He retired as Postmaster of Yanceyville in 1983 after serving 28 years.  Following his retirement, he worked part-time at Ace Home & Building Center with his son, Ted.
He was one of the original members of Yanceyville Volunteer Fire Department where he served 33 years, including 3 years as Fire Chief.  He was a member of First Baptist Church and served as treasurer for 35 years.  He was also a deacon, former Sunday School teacher, and served in the choir for many years.  In addition, he was an active member of the Caswell Jaycees in his younger years.

Dorsey married the love of his life, Mary Elizabeth Boswell, on March 27, 1948.  They had 66 ½ loving years together before Mary died in December, 2014.  They are survived by a son, Ted Dorsey Bradner and his wife, Cynthia; and a daughter, Susan Bradner Rudd and her husband, Barry.  In addition he had four grandchildren:  Lance (Jill) Bradner of Garner, Whitney (Donald) O’Meara of Clayton, Hilary (Seth) Thomas of Danville, Bradner Rudd of Orlando; one step-grandson, Daryl (Ashley) Carver of Prospect Hill.  Great grandchildren include Charlee & Donald O’Meara, Arya Thomas; and five great step-grandchildren Alyssa Thomas, Taylor Gibson, Tyler Gibson, John Daryl Carver, and William Carver.  He is also survived by his best friend and brother-in-law, John Miller Pleasant, and numerous nieces and nephews, all of whom he loved dearly.

He is preceded in death by brothers James, Norman, John Lance, and Lance Jr. Bradner: sisters Lillian Gribble, Hallie Massey, Alma Rogers, Mabel Pleasant, and Iona Bradner.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Alamance-Caswell Hospice, all his caregivers, and all our special friends for your prayers, visits, phone calls, and love.

Funeral service will be at First Baptist Church, Yanceyville, on Friday, November 3, at 11:00.  Family will receive friends immediately afterwards in the reception hall and will be at the home at other times.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to First Baptist Church, Post Office Box 66, Yanceyville, NC  27379.  Services are provided by Harrelson Funeral Home.

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   Posted Tue October 31, 2017
I was so sorry to hear about your Dad, he was a great person and loved by everyone
that knew him.. Had some good ole times..never forget when Tommie Bowes announced
on the radio, Go see Dorsey in the screw department at ACE HARDWARE.. we called him the screw MAN at ACE.. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Rickye Collie
   Posted Tue October 31, 2017
Susan and Ted, so sorry to hear about your dad. Please know that you and your families are in my prayers.

Pam Parketon
   Posted Wed November 01, 2017
Lance and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. It certainly sounds like your Grandfather was a memorable man and had a full life. I know you will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Pam Parketon

Todd & Sharon Willis
   Posted Thu November 02, 2017
Susan & Ted,
We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your daddy. Y'all are in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in Paradise Mr. Dorsey . Love y'all! Todd & Sharon Willis

Sammy and Lelia
   Posted Fri November 03, 2017
We are so sorry to hear about your Father. He was a very good man and will be missed greatly.

Thom Solomon
   Posted Fri November 03, 2017
Ted and Susan,
My deepest sympathy to you and your families. I have such fond memories of your parents.


Bill Thompson
   Posted Sun November 05, 2017
On behalf of my first cousin, Jane Bradner Mosko. jane is the youngest child of John and Grace Bradnerho loved in Reidsville after leaving Yanceyville in their youth. John served in WW1. Both he and beloved aunt Grace are both deceased. Grace and John's daughter Jane lost her husband recently and lives in Winston Salem, NC.

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