GAINESVILLE – Howard Thomas “Klondike” Bridges, 86, died Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.
Born in Talmo, he was the son of the late Clifford and Mary Taylor Bridges. He had lived in Hall County for over 46 years. Retired from the USDA where he worked as an inspector, he was a graduate of the Martin Institute and served in the United States Air Force during World War II. He was a former member of the V.F.W. and the Gainesville Elks Club, was a member of the Paul E. Bolding Post #7 American Legion and the Riverbend Baptist Church. Mr. Bridges was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Bagwell Bridges.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Becky Fauscett and Jim Harrison, Gainesville/Hiawassee; grandchildren, Kathy Fauscett, Gainesville, Ginger Fauscett, Savannah, Nathan and Ginny Fauscett, Clermont; step children, Ben and Sherri Harrison and Wendi and Mike Scheidegger, all of Dahlonega, Cam and Dru Harrison, Amelia Island, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Ansley Fauscett, Clermont, and Sophie Scheidegger, Dahlonega; sister, Nora Tolbert, Jefferson; niece, Beth Carter, Baldwin; nephews, Fred Tolbert, Marietta, and Jim Bridges, Tucson, Ariz.
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 30, at 11 a.m., from the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home. His nephew, the Rev. Jim Bridges, will officiate the service. Burial will be in the Talmo Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday, July 29, from 6 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the Emory Eye Clinic, c/o David Woolf, 1365-B Clifton Rd., Atlanta, GA 30322.
Little & Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville, is in charge of arrangements.