Published 12:00 am Saturday, July 4, 2009
Margaret “Betty” Day O’Hara of Selma died Wednesday, July 1, in Vaughn Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Services will be at 2 p. m. in First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Ronald Stone officiating and Lawrence Funeral Home direction. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham, at 11 a.m. Monday, July 6th.
The daughter of Lillian and Charles Judson Day, she was born December 19, 1922 in Birmingham, where she attended the city public schools. She was a graduate of Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri.
After marriage to Alfred Bradbury Sr., the couple moved to Selma where she assumed an active role in the community, serving in Parent-Teacher organizations and several civic-social clubs, among these are the Selma Charity League, Pandora and the Epicurean Luncheon Group. After death of her husband she remained in Selma, several years later marrying Samuel Hamilton O’Hara.
She continued her community involvement. Twice a cancer survivor, for many years she was an American Cancer Society volunteer. In 2004, she was awarded the prestigious Teresa Lasser Award for the State of Alabama in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the Recovery Program.
She is survived by sons, Alfred M. Bradbury Jr. (Reesie), Tupelo, MS, Richard Bradbury (Belinda) Selma, AL, granddaughter, Pat O’Hara Hayden, grandchildren, Melissa Lipscomb (Jim) Monroeville, AL, Laura Brown (Bill), Prattville, AL, Brad Murfee (Alison), Starkville, MS, Kathy LaFave (Brian) Brighton, CO, Stephen Bradbury, Tupelo, MS, Cody Bradbury, Selma, AL Shannon Duke (Chris) Phoenix, AZ and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Alfred M. Bradbury Sr. who died in 1964, and Samuel O’Hara, who died in 1986, and also two children, William Bradbury and Diane Bradbury Murfee.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Morris, Brad Murfee, Jim Lipscomb, Bill Brown, Stephen Bradbury and Cody Bradbury.
In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the American Cancer Society or Presbyterian Home for Children Home.
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