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Obituary: Antoinette ‘Toni Sue’ Cook Bradford


Antoinette “Toni Sue” Cook Bradford, “Nannie”, born March 10, 1939 in Summit, Mo., to the late Charles Claude Cook and Annie Rachel Newcomer Cook.

Toni left this world to be with her Lord and Savior, Monday, Feb. 6, 2023 in Nashville, Ark.

Toni was preceded in death by her husband, James “Jim” Bradford; both parents and her brothers Robert “Bob” and David L. Cook and grandchild, Kirkline Nolen.

 She is survived in death by: her five children; daughter Eva Hintze and husband Fredrick of Nashville, Ark., son James David Bradford and wife Patti of Hope, Ark., daughter Mary Joiner Erickson and husband Richard of De Queen, Ark., son John Bradford and wife Joyce of Nashville, Ark., son Bennie Bradford and wife LeAnn of Bingen, Ark.; along with 10 grandchildren, Stephany Nichole Aylett of Nashville, Ark. James Fritz Hintze of Cockeysville, Md., Ashley Renea Jester of Gurdon, Ark., Austin Alan Delphin of Denison, Texas, Dedra Lynne Joiner of Hot Springs, Ark., Valetta Marie Erickson of De Queen, Ark., Robert Leslie Bradford of Nashville, Ark., Jessica Rachaele Hill of Nashville, Ark., Carrie Nichole Bradford of Murfreesboro, Ark., their spouses, as well as five great-grandchildren.

While obtaining her major in music and minor in elementary education at Central Baptist College in Conway, she met her husband while singing in the choir.  They were happily married for 35 years, where Toni was a devoted preachers’ wife. In her later years she was a faithful member of Immanuel Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and was a member of WMA. She also dedicated countless hours to EHC and Band Boosters, Toni taught piano and voice to numerous children in the area beside her own. She also worked for the Nashville Public Schools for several years. Later in life at the age of 55, Toni went back to school to obtain her Nursing degree where she worked at Murfreesboro Nursing Center until her retirement. With all of this Toni was never too busy to help raise, teach and love on her grands and great-grands.

Pallbearers will be Stan Lawrence, Yancy Stone, Tony Leslie, Randy Bradford, Scott Kesterson, Ivan Hill, Brian Aylett, and Lucas Aylett.

The family would like to thank the Springs of Minecreek for providing exceptional care for their mother for the last 10 years.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Latimer Funeral Home in Nashville.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9, at Immanuel Baptist Church, with Billy Wynn and Scott Reddin officiating, burial to follow in Ozan Cemetery, under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home in Nashville.

You may send an online sympathy message at www.latimerfuneralhome.com.

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