Lavona Bridges

Friday, September 1, 2006

TAMMS, Ill. -- Lavona Bridges, 81, of Tamms died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006, at Day Star Care Center in Cairo, Ill.

She was born Nov. 25, 1924, in Olive Branch, Ill., daughter of Hugh and Grace Corbin Smiley. She and Thomas H. Baine were married Nov. 11, 1942. He died in October 1974. She later married William L. "Cody" Bridges, who died Aug. 12, 1988.

Bridges retired from Burkhart. She was a member of Unity Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Edwin Baine of Moore, Okla.; a daughter, Peggy Dodd of Marion, Ill.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, two sisters, two brothers, a half sister and a half brother.

Friends may call at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms from noon to service time Saturday.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery.