Morgan, Ada Mae Rosser Bridges (Chattooga County)

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Ada Mae Rosser Bridges Morgan, of Chattooga County, GA, died Saturday morning, February 9, 2013 at her residence. 

Mrs. Morgan was born on May 8, 1917 in Jackson's Hollow at a place where Chattooga County meets Floyd County. A daughter of the late George Lee and Bessie White Rosser, she was very proud of her ancestors who were early settlers to Chattooga County. She was named for her grandmother, Ada Hudgins White. With the exception of one year spent near Waycross, Georgia as a child, she was a lifelong resident of Chattooga County. Joining shortly after its charter, Mrs. Morgan was a member of the Little Sand Mountain Baptist Church for almost 80 years. She attended church activities regularly until the age of 90 and at her death was the oldest member of the church. She was married to Joe Henry Bridges in Chattooga County on December 24, 1933. After Mr. Bridges' death, she married Gilbert A. Morgan in Dade County, Georgia on January 23,1982. Having been employed at the Trion Company in the Glove Mill, she was retired from Harriett & Henderson Yarns, Inc. in Berryton. She also worked for a time at Advance Glove in Rome, Georgia. She was formerly an active member of the Home Demonstration Club in the Little Sand Mountain Community. She was a three-time cancer survivor. She took solo trips to Florida until the age of 80; and drove her car until the age of 90. She also enjoyed church activities, ceramics, cooking, gardening, family history, flowers-especially her "Old Maids", quilting, traveling, and activities of the North Georgia Electric Membership Corporation. She was loved by all that knew her, but she was especially adored by her loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Morgan is preceded in death by her siblings, Annie Bell Bishop, Rose Murdock, Ballenger Rosser, Frances Rosser, Frank Rosser, John Rosser, Milton Rosser and Helen Satterfield.

Mrs. Morgan is survived by her children: Jerry (Sue) Bridges, Summerville; Patty Shepherd, Gainesville, FL and Ted Bridges, Leesburg, AL; six grandchildren, Bambi Bridges, Menlo, Barry (Pam) Bridges, Summerville, Ben (Sylvia) Bridges, Macon, GA, Betsy (Kevin) Hayes, Summerville, Angie Keen, Earleton, FL and Chris (Leslie) Shepherd, Melrose, FL; 12 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; former daughter-in-law, Carol Ann Bridges; siblings, Hilda (Bob) Reynolds, Lyerly, Josephine Baggett, Rome and Paul Rosser, Summerville. 

Funeral services will be conducted in the Little Sand Mountain Baptist Church at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12. The services will be conducted by Ben Bridges and the Reverend Ricky Studdard. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Barry Bridges, Chantry Bridges, Joseph Frady, Haydn Hayes, Holden Hayes, Kevin Hayes, and Chris Shepherd. 

The family will receive friends on Monday, February 11, from 6-8 p.m. at Earle Rainwater Funeral Home. 

Flowers are appreciated, but donations may be made to the Little Sand Mountain Cemetery Fund in care of #2728 S. Little Sand Mt. Road, Armuchee, GA 30105.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.


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