Sarah Lou (Sadie) Bridges, 97, passed away today, April 2, 2015 at her residence in Blakely, Ga. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 2 PM at the First Baptist Church. Rev. Sterling Jones will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Blakely Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the church social hall from 1-2 Saturday. Her pallbearers will be Zack Holley, Zeke Bridges, Ashby Bridges, Holden Holley, Ryan Holley and Blake Holley.
Mrs. Sadie was born in Perry, Fl. on August 10, 1917 to the late John Wilburn Grubbs and Vencie Vashti Hendry Grubbs. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Blakely and a member of the Dorcas Sunday School Class there. For 25 years she taught an eight years old boys Sunday School Class. For many years she worked at Brew-Schneider Mfg. Co. as a seamstress and sewing inspector. She was a charter member of the Blakely Senior Center. Other than her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Ulmer Zack (U.Z.) Bridges Sr. and by 4 brothers; Woodrow, Cleo, J.B. and Henry Grubbs.
Mrs. Sadie is survived by 3 daughters: Vashtie Hamid of Chester, S. C. , Louise Holley of Blakely, Virginia Hoyle of Eatonton, Ga., and son, Ulmer Zack Bridges Jr. and his wife Vicki of Hephzibah , Ga., 9 Grandchildren and 13 Great – Grandchildren. Also surviving are two loving caregivers Peggy Temples and Jessie Avery . Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Gentiva Hospice located at 432 E. Shotwell St. Bainbridge, Ga. 39819