Mr. James Ed Bradford, age 83, of Hoschton, GA and the Duncan Creek Community passed away on Friday, October 30, 2009. He was preceded in death by: parents, Willie and Omie Davis Bradford; and brothers, John Bradford, Junior Bradford and Bobby Bradford. He is survived by: wife of sixty-five years, Mrs. Ellen Chadwick Bradford, Hoschton, GA; daughters and sons-in-law, Gail and Joey Gilbert, Ft. Meyers, FL and Marsha and Costanza Astarita, Atlanta, GA; sons and daughter-in-law, Jerome and Jill Bradford, Winder, GA and Jay Bradford, Commerce, GA; grandchildren, Scott Bradford, Jason Bradford, Kalyn Bradford, Brandon Mitchell, Marla Hendrix, Britt Mitchell and Angie Brogdon; eight great grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Doris Bradford McCranie, Bethlehem, GA and Tina Bradford Wright and husband, J. W. Wright, Statham, GA; brothers and sisters-in-law, C. W. “Dub” Bradford, Auburn, GA, Kelly and Kathryn Bradford, Maysville, GA and Morris and Elizabeth Bradford, Canon, GA; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Edna and Raymond Westbrooks, Milton City, GA, Martha Belle, Hoschton, GA and Libbie and Danny Hart, Bremen, GA; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Lamar and Dimple Chadwick, Marietta, GA and Pars Gravley, Woodstock, GA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Bradford was born August 7, 1926 in Miami, FL. He was a U. S. Army veteran. He was a retired contractor and livestock farmer for many years. He was a long-time member of Appalachee Baptist Church in Auburn, GA. Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 2, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Appalachee Baptist Church with Rev. Cecil Ash, Rev. J. T. McMillan and Rev. Vincent Burton officiating and with the remains being placed in state at 1:30 p.m. Interment will follow at Appalachee Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.