Gilbert A. Bridges, Sr.
Gilbert Asa Bridges died February 5, 2014, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford, Mississippi. He was 90.
Born November 27, 1923, near Lambert, he was the son of Willie Frank
and Lena Grice Bridges, and the eldest of eight children. A veteran of
World War II, he served in the United States Army Infantry in the
Philippines and in occupied Japan. In 1950 he married Vivian “Sis”
Murphree . They made their first home in Lambert, and it was there that
their three children were born.
In the late sixties Mr. and Mrs. Bridges moved to Batesville and soon
became partners and then owners of Batesville Implement Company. He
made a career in the farm equipment industry until retirement in 1994. He was a member of Lions Club International
and served on the school board in Lambert. He was a lifetime member of
the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a Mason. He was an active member of
the Eureka Methodist Church and later Batesville First United Methodist
Church where he was a faithful member of the Wesleyan Sunday School
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Vivian, and their children,
Sharman Bridges Smith, Teresa Bridges Myers and her husband David, and
Gil Bridges and his wife Nancy. Grandchildren include Heather Smith
Benfer and husband Jason, Millicent Smith, Chris Myers and wife Rachel,
Jennifer Myers Garner and husband Reggie, Melba Major, J.R. Major, and
Bowen Bridges and wife Abbey. Great-grandchildren include Colson, JJ,
Payton, and Lena Benfer; Greer, Shafer, and Bennett Garner; and Anne
Visitation will be Thursday, February 6 in the Gathering Room of First
United Methodist Church Activities Building from 5 until 7 p.m. and
Friday morning, February 7 in the Gathering Room of the Activities
Building from 9:30 until 10:30. Funeral services will be Friday,
February 7, at 10:30 at Batesville First United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be made to Batesville First United Methodist Church, 119
Panola Ave., Batesville, MS 38606 or to the Methodist Children’s Home,
P.O. Box 66, Clinton, MS 39060.
Jerry L. Darby
Jerry L. Darby, age 75, husband of Margaret Darby, died Wednesday, 2/5/14, at Baptist Memorial Hosptial, Memphis.
A memorial service for Mr. Darby will be 11 a.m. Friday, 2/7/14 in
Wells Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Clay Baker officiating. The
family will greet friends from 10 a.m. until service time Friday
He was born August 7,1938.
A full obituary will be posted on Thursday afternoon.
Timothy Floyd Marshall
Timothy Floyd Marshall, age 48, passed away on Friday, 1/31/14 at his home in Southaven, MS.
There will be no local memorial service for Mr. Marshall. At a later
time, Timothy will have a full military burial at Sea, which will be
orchestrated by the United States Navy.
Being born in Batesville, Mississippi to Floyd O. & Grace Darby
Marshall on August 8, 1965, Timothy was one of four children. He was a
retired Leading Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy having retired after 20
years. Serving his country was a way of life. Having gone to combat
numerous times, he assisted in the liberation of Kuwait and then he
defend the USA in Desert Storm and lastly, Timothy traveled to Iraq to
assist other troops in the Iraqi Freedom fight.
Those family members he leaves behind to continue his legacy, include
two children, Katie Marshall and Timothy F. Marshall, Jr., both of
Texas; one sister, Gail M. Adams of Southaven and two brothers, Wade
Marshall (Sharon) of Horn Lake and Kelvin Marshall (Janine) of