Dorothy Bridges

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GASTONIA - Dorothy "Dot" Davis Bridges, 90, passed away June 20, 2014, at Gaston Health Care and Rehab, 416 North Highland Street, Gastonia.

She was a native of Gaston County, born Oct. 11, 1923, to the late Lois Farmer Davis and Sidney R. Da-vis.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Paul Roberts Bridges, and daughter, Robin Paulett Bridges.

Mrs. Bridges worked on the Manhattan Project (uranium-separating facility), Oakridge, Tennessee dur-ing World War II.

She retired from Sears of Gastonia. After retirement she worked part-time at Rite Aid. She loved flower gardening. She was a member of Myrtle United Methodist Church, Gastonia, NC.

Survivors include daughter, Janice B. Short of Gastonia; brother, Larry Davis of Gastonia; grandson, James (Jamey) Paul Wright and wife, Jaclyn H. Wright of Chiswick, London; great-granddaughter, Ruby Presley Wright and great-grandson Beau Davis Wright of Chiswick, London.

Family and friends of Mrs. Bridges are invited to attend her visitation beginning 1 p.m. Friday at McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia with her funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. in Founders Chapel. Interment will follow at Gaston Memorial Park.

Condolences may be sent online to

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Myrtle United Methodist Church, 1135 Bessemer City Road, Gastonia, NC 28052.

McLean Funeral Directors, 700 S New Hope Road, Gastonia is serving the family of Mrs. Bridges.
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McLean Funeral Directors
700 South New Hope Road Gastonia, NC 28054
(704) 865-3451
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Published in Gaston Gazette on June 25, 2014