George Bridges

Thursday, June 28, 2007

ELCO, Ill. -- George W. "Bud" Bridges, 79, of Elizabethtown, Ill., died Tuesday, June 26, 2007, at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, Ky.

He was born Feb. 22, 1928, at Elco, son of Virgil S. and Gladys Jones Bridges. He married Thelma O. Stafford, who died Nov. 6, 2000.

Bridges was a retired sign maintenance employee with Illinois Department of Transportation. He was a member of Teamsters Union.

Survivors include a son, Daniel Bridges of Elizabethtown; two daughters, Georgia Webb of Elco, Gladys Reese of Versailles, Ill.; a brother, Charles Bridges of Granite City, Ill.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Jones Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Tom Bridges officiating. Burial will be in Sims Cemetery in Elco.