MACON, GA. - Hazel Marie Greene Bridges passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2014, at the age of 83. Hazel was a loving, caring wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
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Mrs. Bridges was born near Ellenboro, in Rutherford County, on Oct. 24, 1930, the daughter of the late Guy Joseph Greene and Zennie Mae Melton Greene. Mrs. Bridges moved from Rutherford County in 1960, and has been a long time resident of Tifton, Ga. She completed her education degree after her own children were in school, graduating from Valdosta State College (now University) in Valdosta, Ga., in 1972 at the age of 42. She then taught third grade at Annie Belle Clark Elementary School in Tifton for 20 years. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church in Tifton and a former member of Walls Baptist Church in Bostic.
Mrs. Bridges recently celebrated her 65th Wedding Anniversary with her surviving husband, Dr. William Worth Bridges, Jr., also a native of Rutherford County. Other survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Elizabeth Bridges of Canton, Ga.; her daughter and son-in-law, Robin and Ron Henning of Macon, Ga.; grandchildren Stephen, Will, and Laura Bridges, and Kristen and Caleb Henning; great-grandchildren Maci and Emory Bridges; her brother, Joseph Ray Greene and his wife Mary Frances of Matthews; her brother-in-law, Gerald Jones of Shelby.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Patsy Charlene Bridges; two brothers, Norris Lee Greene and Chivious Alexander Greene; and her sister, Carrie Elizabeth "Lib" Greene Jones.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 2 to 2:45 p.m. before the service in the sanctuary.
Funeral service: 3 p.m. Saturday in the sanctuary of Walls Baptist Church, Bostic
Graveside service: Will follow in Walls Cemetery
Officiated by: The Rev. Robert Toney
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at Northside Baptist Churchin Tifton, Ga., officiated by Dr. Fred Evers. The family will receive friends after the service.
Funeral home: McKinney-Landreth & Carroll Funeral and Cremation Service and Harts Mortuary and Crematory are serving the family.
Memorials: Flowers will be accepted. However, memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, are suggested to either the Northside Baptist Church Building Fund at 4605 Murray Avenue, Tifton, GA31794, or to Walls Baptist Church at 749 Walls Church Road, Bostic, NC 28018.
Guest register: www.mckinneylandrethcarroll.com
McKinney-Landreth & Carroll Funeral and Cremation Service
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Cliffside, NC 28024-0337
Published in Shelby Star on July 4, 2014