Bennie Ray Bridges
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Funeral Service for Bennie Ray Bridges, age 70 of Jackson, will be held Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 2 p.m. at George A. Smith and Sons South Chapel with Bro. Mark McSwain and Bro. John Norvell officiating. He passed away on May 29, 2011.
Bennie was born on December 23, 1940 in Carroll County, TN to the late Clay and Bessie Joyner Bridges.
He was a beloved member of the First Baptist Church of Bemis, TN. He retired from Madison County Board of Education in 2009, working 15 years at Southside High School. Thousands have enjoyed his music and singing since he was a teenager.
Bennie is survived his loving and caring wife of 39 years, Barbara N. Young Bridges; a sister, Brenda Hudiburg and husband James; a brother, Troy Bridges; nieces and nephews who adored him.
In addition to his parents, Bennie was preceded in death by two sisters, Marion Grisham and Jean Cisco.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 5 - 8 p.m. at the South Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Bemis building fund, 116 Bemis Ln., Jackson, TN 38301.
George A. Smith and Sons South Chapel, 731-427-5555
Published in The Jackson Sun on May 31, 2011