Melba Alyene Bradshaw

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STANTON - Melba Alyene Bradshaw, 96 of Stanton, died on Sept. 16, 2017, in a Stanton Nursing Home. Funeral services were Sept. 20, at First Baptist Church in Stanton with David Harp officiating. Interment followed at Trinity Memorial park in Big Spring,with son, Troy Wayne Bradshaw, officiating. She was born April 19, 1921, in Scott County, AR. She and her family moved to Fannin County in a covered wagon when she was a young child. She married Troy C. Bradshaw on Dec. 17, 1938 in Honey Grove. They moved to the Lomax community in Howard County in 1942. They then moved to the Courtney community in Martin County in 1945 where they lived for over 55 years before moving to Stanton. She was a superb homemaker and took great delight in cooking, sewing, crocheting, and making quilts for her family, friends, neighbors, and even strangers at time. Survivors include two sons, Troy Wayne Bradshaw of St. Louis, Missouri and Darrell Bradshaw and wife Nancy of Stanton; two daughters, Martha Byrd and husband Sam of McKinney and Cheryl Jones and husband Jerry of Graham; son-in-law Richard Martel of Frisco; and Martha J. Bradshaw of Dallas; nine grandchildren, Carl Bradshaw, Misha Navarro, Kristi Beard, Lance Martel, Eric Martel, Carrie McGuire, Jarrett Bradshaw, Brandon Jones, and Avery Eenigenberg; and 18 great grandchildren. Her parents, husband Troy C. Bradshaw, daughter Mary Martel, a brother; a sister, and twin great granddaughters preceded her in death. The family suggests memorials be made to Hospice of Midland, 911 West Texas, Midland, Texas 79701 or to the Martin County Senior Citizens Center, PO Box 1233, Stanton, Texas 79782. Arrangements were under the direction of Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton. Online condolences can be made at

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