Ollie C. Bradshaw

Jun 02, 2014

Devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother

MAGGIE VALLEY — Ollie Sue Caldwell Bradshaw, 88, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014, at her daughter’s residence in Asheville.

Ollie was born in Cataloochee and was a lifelong resident of Haywood County.  She was the daughter of the late Roscoe and Eliza Alice Rich Caldwell and was preceded in death by her husband, Lester James Bradshaw; a daughter, Katherine Genevieve Hoglen; sons-in-law, Bobby Radcliff and Jimmy Holcombe; sisters, Maggie and Mattie Caldwell, Wilma Rich, an infant sister; and her brother, Jarvis Caldwell.

Ollie’s entire life was anchored by her Christian faith and devotion to her Lord and Savior. She was a role model "Proverbs 31 woman" to all her family and friends and was a member of First Baptist Church of Maggie Valley for over 70 years.  Ollie loved to cook and always enjoyed preparing Sunday dinner for her family.  She also adored children and had a love for many that she “adopted” as her own.

Ollie is survived by three daughters, Margaret Bradshaw Radcliff, of Maggie Valley, Betty Bradshaw Gaddy and her husband, Jon Sr., of Asheville, and Dianna Bradshaw Holcombe, of Maggie Valley; sister, Mary Lou Caldwell Clevenger, of  Clyde; two grandchildren, Jon Gaddy Jr. and Misty Holcombe Chandler and her husband, Kenny; great-grandson, Cade Mason Chandler; son-in-law, Jerry Hoglen, of Clyde; honorary family members, Clint Watkins and Carol Watkins Launer, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 3, in the Waynesville Chapel of Wells Funeral Homes with the Rev. Ricky Mason officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment services are private.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Maggie Valley, P.O. Box 309, Maggie Valley, NC  28751, Broyhill Children’s Home, 111 Sneed Drive, Clyde, NC  28721 or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 10000, Dept. 300, Memphis, TN  38148.

Wells Funeral Homes & Cremation Services of Waynesville is in charge of arrangements. An online memorial register is available at www.wellsfuneralhome.com.