On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 7:54 AM, Ginger Malphrus
Did you happen to know Martha Ann Poythress. She went to Savannah
High School in the 40's. She probably graduated in 1946.
Ginger's mother, jackie
I'm editing the caption of Ginger's mother, Jackie's, query (above) so
that the subject line may prompt response from anyone who can fill
Ginger in further regarding Martha Ann.
From the info Jackie gave, this COULD be the deceased sister of our
List member, Bud Poythress. She was born in Savannah, Bud said at one
point. She married Glee Edwin Bridges (I don't know marr date).
Bud's sister's publicly-available entry in the SSDI (Social Security
Death Index) shows:
BRIDGES, MARTHA P, b.01 Aug 1928, d.20 Mar 2007 at age 78, last zip
28086 (Kings Mountain, Cleveland, NC); SS # from NC
Her obit appeared in The Charlotte Observer on Weds, 21 March 2007.
From having seen it, my notes then were:
Martha's obituary included a good photo of her. For some reason, her
older brother LeRoof (Bud) Poythress is not listed among the
survivors, even though I know he went to her funeral. Her obit article
read as follows:
Martha Poythress Bridges
Kings Mountain -- Mrs. Bridges, age 78, a resident of 905 Crescent
Circle, died Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at Hospice. She was a native of
Savannah, GA, daughter of the late Joseph Eugene Poythress and Martha
Gnann Kemsley. She was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church,
where she was an active member, having served as the President of the
Church Council, a member of the Altar Guild, and as a Sunday school
teacher. She was a teacher and administrator and retired from Kings
Mountain District Schools. She served on the board of the Kings
Mountain Crisis Ministry, and was a Hospice volunteer.
Survivors include her husband, Glee Edwin Bridges of Kings Mountain;
sons Ed Bridges and wife Andrea, of Georgetown, TX, and Tom Bridges
and wife, Sandy, of Jackson, TN; daughter Lynne Presley and husband,
Steve, of Hendersonville, NC; and grandchildren, Chris Bridges and
wife, Christy, of Hendersonville, NC, Jennifer Fulton of Asheville,
NC, Kelli Bridges of Clarksville, TN, Elizabeth Fulton of Burlington,
NC, Samantha Bridges of Jackson, TN and Catherine Fulton of
Memorial service is 11:00 AM Friday, March 23, at St. Matthew's
Lutheran Church, with Rev. Bill Jeffcoat officiating. Visitation will
immediately follow in the church fellowship hall. Interment in
Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain.
Memorials may be made to St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 201 N.
Piedmont Ave, Kings Mountain, NC or to Hospice of Cleveland County,
951 Wendover Heights, Shelby, NC 28150.
Guest register is available at www.harrisfunerals.com
by Harris Funeral Home of Kings Mountain.