Mrs. Margaret Nell Bradbary of Bowdon, Georgia, passed away on December 24, 2017. She was 73.

Mrs. Bradbary was born on November 15, 1944, in Bowdon to the late Bradley and Pearl Reaves. She was a registered nurse and worked for Dr. William P. Smith at his medical office as well as the Bowdon Area Hospital and West Georgia Home Health. She was a graduate of Bowdon High School in 1962 and always enjoyed spending time with her classmates. Mrs. Bradbary also loved antiquing and listening to Bluegrass music.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Bradbary.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Scott and Fran Bradbary of Birmingham, Alabama, and Craig and Gail Bradbary of Ephesus, Georgia; her daughter and son-in-law, Christy and Ken Fordham of Wadley, Alabama; her sister and brother-in-law, Nan and Wendall Gibbs of Ranburne, Alabama; her brother and sister-in-law, Brad and Nita Reaves of Bowdon; her grandchildren, Charles and Parker Bradbary, Brittany and Mickey Cook, and John David and Connor Fordham.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, December 28, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of Rainwater Funeral Home. Bro. Randy King officiated. Pallbearers were Charles Bradbary, Parker Bradbary, Mickey Cook, John David Fordham, Connor Fordham, Mark Griffin, Matthew Griffin, and Frank Reaves. Interment followed at Macedonia Baptist Church in Ranburne, Alabama.

Messages of condolence can be sent to the family at

Rainwater Funeral Home, Bowdon.


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