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December 11, 2012

James G. ‘Jim’ Bridges Sr.

Sept 1, 1918 - Dec. 11, 2012

ANDERSON, Ind. — James G. “Jim” Bridges Sr., 94, of Anderson, died unexpectedly Dec. 11, 2012, at St. Vincent Hospital.

Jim was born Sept. 1, 1918, to Joseph W. and Martha Z. (Walker) Bridges in Carthage, Miss., where he graduated from Carthage High School. He attended Anderson University.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He worked at J.C. Penney, East Side Dairy, Delco Remy, then he was a clerk and a carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 39 years before retiring in 1982.

After retirement, he worked part-time at  Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service for four years and worked at the  executive office of the Church of God for 11 years.

He attended Park Place Church of God where he was an usher for 72 years.

He was a member of East Side Community Club, Mr. and Mrs. Club; retired U.S. Postal Employees, AARP, and several prayer groups.

Survivors include his three children, James G. Bridges Jr., Janice K. (Daniel) Gaunt, and Jerrold Lee (Karen) Bridges, all of Anderson; a sister, Melba Evelyn Thornton of Ridge Land, Miss.; three grandchildren, Joseph (Christen) Gaunt, Peter A. (Candace) Gaunt and Kelsey E. Bridges; and two great-grandchildren, Reilly and Benjamin.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Johanna (Kirkegaard) Bridges; and eight siblings.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Park Place Church of God with Dr. Donald Johnson and Dr. David Markle officiating.

Visitation will be 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service. Burial will be in East Maplewood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to Park Place Church of God.

Post online condolences at www.rozelle-johnson.com or www.theheraldbulletin.com.

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