Cherie Erwin Bradford, 81, of Warren, died on January 25, 2016 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.
She was a retired school teacher who taught English at a number of schools including Kingsland, Holly Springs and Hermitage. She was also a music teacher and librarian at the Warren School District 41 years.
Mrs. Bradford was a board member of the Arkansas Education Association and active in the National Education Association, participating in educational conferences throughout the U.S. She was one of the first teachers to work with the Headstart summer educational programs for underprivileged children.
She was a former president of the Warren Junior Auxiliary and active in numerous charity events. She was a substitute editor of The Eagle Democrat and a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church in Warren where she sang soprano in the choir and occasionally played the organ.
Mrs.Bradford traveled extensively, going on motorcycle trips with her husband and visiting various cities and countries. Among her many interests were reading, playing the piano, working crossword and jigsaw puzzles and computer games. She was an enthusiastic football and basketball fan.
Mrs. Bradford is survived by her husband of nearly 62 years, Bobby J. Bradford of Warren; four children, Tara Holmes of Amsterdam, Netherlands, David Bradford of Banks, Michael Bradford and Renee Williams, both of Warren; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; a brother, Lyndel Erwin and his wife, Annette Taylor Erwin; two nephews of Birmingham, Alabama; a sister-in-law, Sue Bussey of Shreveport, Louisiana; and a niece and nephew.
Funeral services will be held on January 29 at 10 a.m. at Frazer Funeral Home in Warren with Rev. Philip Faris officiating. Janice Sullivan was pianist and soloist was Tim Erwin. Burial was in Crossroads Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Education Association or the American Lung Association.