7/30/12 — Buena Louise Bridges

Funeral services for Mrs. Buena Louise Bridges, age 83 of Manchester will be conducted Monday, July 30, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Rev. Marvin Davenport and Rev. Ronald Russell officiating.

Burial will follow at Forest Mill Cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 until time of services at the funeral home.

Mrs. Bridges passed away at her home Saturday, July 28, 2012 surrounded by her family.

She was born February 4, 1929 in Sevier County, Tennessee the daughter of the late Carroll Earl Flynn and Addie Leah Atchley Flynn.

She spent part of her childhood growing up in Sevierville, TN and then the family moved to Knoxville, where Buena finished school and began a courtship with a young man named E. Paul Bridges. This courtship three years later turned into a marriage proposal and on January 28, 1948, Buena Louise Flynn became Mrs. E. Paul Bridges. The couple resided in Knoxville for many years. Buena was active in several organizations during this time to include the Order of the Eastern Star as well as Olivet Baptist Church. She and her family then moved to Kennesaw, Georgia where Buena was employed with the Cobb County Board of Education for over 22 years as a Nutritionist/Baker. She and her husband moved to Manchester in 1997 to be closer to their youngest son. She will be remembered as someone who was always taking care of others and enjoyed cooking for family and friends every weekend. Sunday dinners with the entire family gathered were some of her favorite times.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by two sisters, an infant sister and her older sister, Janima Russell Underwood.

Survivors include her loving husband of 63 ½ years, E. Paul Bridges of Manchester; two sons, Alan Bridges and wife, Dale of Alphretta, GA and Chris Bridges and companion, Mary Mikan both of Manchester; two grandchildren, Alex and Jennifer Bridges and a sister Jewell Harrell of Knoxville, TN and several nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.