Milton L. Bridges

SMYRNA, Tenn. Milton L. Bridges, age 79, of Smyrna, Tenn., passed away October 4, 2012, at Alive Hospice Resident.

Mr. Bridges was born in Gordo, Ala. to the late William Cole and Bessie Mae Bridges. He was of the Baptist faith and retired from the U.S. Army.

Mr. Bridges was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Fred Bridges and an infant brother who died at birth; and sisters, Lucille Strickland and Bertha Montgomery.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy M. Bridges; sons, Danny Bridges of Murfreesboro, Tenn. and Ron Bridges (Emily) of Lebanon, Tenn.; daughters, Becky McHugh (Mike) of Clarksville, Tenn. and Gina Chadwick (Dan) of Smyrna, Tenn.; brother, Raiford Bridges of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be 12 noon Monday, October 8, 2012, at Murfreesboro Funeral Home with Bro. Don Herron officiating. Entombment with full military honors will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens with Murfreesboro Funeral Home directing. Visitation with the family will be tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Alive Hospice.

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Published in Tuscaloosa News on Oct. 7, 2012