Fall Results in Death for Mrs. Daphne Bradbury, Former Mine
PICHER, Aug. 30 --- (Special) ---
Mrs. Daphne Bradbury, former owner of the Big Chief Mining
company and Tri-State district mining pioneer, died in Miami
Baptist hospital at 1:15 p.m. today.
She was taken to the hospital last Saturday after collapsing at
her home at 218 Third avenue here. She reportedly received a
head injury in a fall from her bed about 4:30 p.m.
The former Mrs. Jack Davis, she moved to Picher in 1915 and
since had been a member of the Union church. A talented
musician, she was an organist at the Union and Methodist
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Leila Frankel of Denver,
Colo., two sons, Jim Davis of Madill, Okla., and Jackie Lee
Davis of the home, and two sisters, Mrs. Leila Redmond of
Carterville, Ga., and Mrs. Walter Kannier of Westwood, Calif.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Goodson Funeral
Funeral services for Mrs. Daphne Bradbury, who died Monday
afternoon, will be held at 2:30 o'clock Friday at the Union
church in Picher. The Rev. Leslie Moore of North Miami, the Rev.
Wesley Post of Commerce and the Rev. J. H. Mott of Picher will
officiate in the rites.
Burial will be in Baxter Springs, Kas., cemetery under direction
of the Goodson Funeral home of Picher.
Active pallbearers will be Sam Welsh, Thomas McCombs, Phillip
Crollinger, Richard Wright, Burl Lane, Ray Bradbury, Claude R.
Jones, Ed Thorpe and Carl Heatherly.
Honorary pallbearers will be A. Clark, Joe Vincent, Henry
Austin, Melvin Mayes, Lawrence Voyles, Henry Craig and Ralph
The body will lie in state at the home, 218 Third avenue, from 5
p. m. Thursday until the funeral hours.