Elmer S. Bradley Sr., 79, minister, machinist

April 05, 2005

The Rev. Elmer S. Bradley Sr., a Baptist minister and retired machinist, died of heart failure Sunday at his home in Rogersville, Tenn. The former Lansdowne resident was 79.

Mr. Bradley was born and raised in Greenville, Tenn., and during World War II served as a combat infantryman in Gen. George S. Patton's 3rd Army, attaining the rank of sergeant.

After the war, Mr. Bradley moved to Ellicott City and took a job as a machinist at Bartgis Bros. Co. of Ilchester, now Simkin Industries, manufacturers of paper products.

He later worked at Federal Tin Co. and for more than 30 years at Maryland Paper Box Co. until retiring in 1980.

"He was a member of the Mulberry Gap Association of Missionary Baptists and had served as pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Mount Airy and Stony Ridge Baptist Church in Marriottsville. They were small country churches," said his wife of 59 years, the former Mary Alice Kinsler.

Since 1984, Mr. Bradley had lived in Rogersville, where he enjoyed working in his woodshop, gardening and doing home-improvement projects. He was a member of Day Star Assembly of God Church in Rogersville.

Services will be held at 8 p.m. today at the Broome Funeral Home in Rogersville.

Also surviving are a son, the Rev. E. Stanley Bradley Jr. of Rogersville; a daughter, Janice B. Kunkel of Arnold; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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