Bobby Joe Radford

    Bobby Joe Radford, 77, of Murphy, passed away Monday, June 5, 2017, at his residence.
    He was a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County, and son of the late Ray and Mattie Brannon Radford.
    He was a construction worker, enjoyed farming and fishing. Bobby loved his family and being around people.
    He attended Old Fashion Baptist Church and Peachtree Memorial Baptist Church.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Faye Canipe Radford; brothers, J.C. Radford, Oliver Radford and Stanley Radford; and sisters, Kathryn Graham and Lucille Horton.
    He is survived by his son, Jesse Luke Radford and wife April of Murphy; daughters, Peggy Jo Patterson and husband Darryl of Hayesville, Glenda Clayton and husband Keith of Murphy, Lisa Hughes and husband Isaac of Murphy, and Barbie Radford of Brasstown; one brother, Harley Radford of Madisonville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Wesley Whitener, Tyler Whitener, Caleb Hughes, Raven Caldwell, Laura Luther, Elesha Rider, McKayla Rider and Joshua Rider; great-grandchildren, Logan Caldwell, Hadley Rider, Maverick Rider and Lilly Whitener; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Charlie Rider.
    Funeral services were held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, at Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. The Revs. Hoyt Brown and Billy Rhodes officiated. Burial was in Peachtree Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery.
    The family received friends from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, at Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy.
    A special thanks to his caregivers, Hospice, Janet Norris, Pat Caldwell and Laura Estremeera.
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    Townson-Rose Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.