November 28, 1920 ~ October 1, 2009
LINDEN Memorial services for Ruth Bridges Early, 88, of Linden, will be at 10:00 AM, Saturday, October 3, 2009 at Pinecrest Baptist Church in Linden with Bro. Bryan Baggett officiating. Burial will be in Linden Cemetery. Mrs Early was born November 28, 1920 in Linden to Thomas Jefferson and Annie Pearl Gingles Bridges. She passed away October 1, 2009 in Ft. Worth, Texas. She was a registered pharmacist having worked at Linden Drug Co., was a member of Linden Chapter 576, Order of the Eastern Star and was a member of Pinecrest Baptist Church. Survivors include a sister, Mary Jeff Williams of Crawfordville, Florida; a nephew, Frankie Bridges of Texarkana, Texas; two nieces Cathy Wood of Ft. Worth, Texas and Mary Ruth Turner of Denton, Texas; one sister-in-law, Carrie Bridges of Atlanta, Texas; and several great-nieces and nephews, and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Edgar Early, her parents, two brothers, Joe Bridges and Frank Bridges, and a sister, Iva Lee Newton.
One of my favorite people growing up. Michelle Skelton and I were always in the drugstore and Ruth was so nice to us. She was a great role model and a very nice person.
Bridges family,especially Mary Jeff,and Carrie.Thank you for sharing your much loved sister,sister-in-law,or aunt with my family.Ruth was a very important part of my fathers life and I honor her for that. I am so sorry that time and distance keep me from the hugs I would like to share with you today. The sadness we all feel is tempered by the joy of knowing Ruth is no longer in pain, and is waiting for her loved ones to join her in Heaven.With Deep Sympathy and SorrowVirginia Ann Eary Klinefelter(Jeanie)
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.