James “Whitey” Bridgers

Published 10:12am Thursday, May 9, 2013

CREEKSVILLE – James Duncan “Whitey” Bridgers, 79, died Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

A native of Northampton County he was a retired farmer and Postal Carrier with the United States Postal Service for the Conway area and as a lifelong member of Creeksville Baptist Church he had served as Deacon, Church Secretary, R.A.’s Leader, Sunday School Teacher and a member of the Church Choir.  He was a member of the Roanoke Chowan Wildlife Club and was seen as a “Gentle Giant” who loved to hunt rabbits and enjoyed sports.

Preceded in death by his first wife, Marion Burgess Bridgers; daughter, Jonie B. Smith; and parents, Enoch and Mable Barnes Bridgers, he is survived by his wife, Lou Cooke Bridgers of Millennium; four children, James “Jimmy” Bridgers, Jr. and wife, Paula Bell, and James Dale Bridgers of Conway, Benita B. Lassiter and husband, Julian, of Harbinger, and Paula B. Massey and husband, Nelson, of Wake Forest; two step children, Lori C. Powell and husband, David, of Chattanooga, TN and William Glen Cooke and wife, Kim, of Gates; six grandchildren, Dale Bridgers. Amy B. Futrell, Jesse Paul Bridgers, Casey L. Benton, Kelley L. Austin, and Kendall Massey; six step grandchildren, Ben, Jake, Nathan, and Matthew Powell and Mark, Nick, and Jason Baines; four great grandchildren, Morgan Futrell, Sophie and Silas Austin and Presely Benton; four step great grandchildren, Brianna, Kaylee,  Kayleigh and Payton Baines; one sister, Myrtie Lanier of Conway; and niece and nephew, Janna L. Lindberg and Marson Lanier.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 8 in Creeksville Baptist Church with the Rev. Andy Sloan and the Rev. Taylor Latham presiding. Burial followed in the Town of Conway Cemetery.

At the family’s request, anyone wishing to share a memorial gift, please do so to the Creeksville Baptist Church Scholarship Fund, 114 Jenkins Mill Road, Conway, NC  27820 or to Millennium Day Care Center.

Online condolences can be shared with the family at www.bridgersfuneralhome.com.

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