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James C. Bradley

January 21, 1987 — December 18, 2020

James C. Bradley, age 33 of Cottage Grove, TN, died Friday, December 18, 2020, in Paris, TN.

He loved to fish and hunt, whether just by himself or with family and friends. According to James, there was never a day that wasn’t a good day to fish or hunt. The outdoors was his happy place. He was a big, silly kid and always knew how to make someone laugh. This was especially true with his nieces and nephews and any young child, as James truly enjoyed being their buddy. He was extremely dedicated to his family and would have done anything for them. James will always be remembered for his big smile, even bigger heart, and his great sense of humor.

James was born January 21, 1987, in Elmhurst, IL, to James W. Bradley, who survives of Cottage Grove, and to the late Janet Bradley.

Along with his father, he is survived by one sister, Lisa (Nathan) Lawrence of La Grange, IL; one brother, Mark (Melissa) Bradley of Geneva, IL; one grandmother, Diane Shroyer of Sandwich, IL; three nieces, Mila Lawrence, Mia Bradley, and Ella Bradley; one nephew, Zachary Bradley; 18 aunts and uncles; and numerous cousins.

In addition to his mother, he was also preceded in death by one grandmother, Zelma Ables Bradley; two grandfathers, Ray Shroyer and William C. Bradley, Jr.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St/PO Box 788, Paris, TN 38242.  A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, January 3, 2021, from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Cottage Grove Baptist Fellowship Hall in Cottage Grove, TN.

At the family’s request, masks must be worn and social distancing observed during the service.

Memorials may be made to:  The James Bradley Family, c/o Ridgeway Funeral Home, PO Box 788, Paris, TN 38242.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:  Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge, 1371 Wildlife Drive, Springville TN 38256   or    Catch a Dream Foundation, 2485 Ennis Road, Starkville, MS 39755 or at

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Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life Visitation

Sunday, January 3, 2021

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Cottage Grove Baptist Church Fellowship Hall

6860 Church St, Cottage Grove, TN 38224

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