Luther Burgess Bridgers Sr.

Luther Burgess Bridgers Sr.

Birth
Margarettsville, Northampton County, North Carolina, USA
Death 27 May 1948 (aged 64)
Atlanta, DeKalb County, Georgia, USA
Burial Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia, USA
Plot Block 9, Lot 5, Grave 8
Memorial ID 51365419 · View Source
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Preacher and song writer of "He Keeps Me Singing." While preaching in a revival at Middlesboro, KY, he left his wife and three small sons with her parents in Harrodsburg, KY. As the revival was ending, March 26, 1911, he received a call that his wife, Sarah, and all three sons had lost their lives in a fire. The children were age 5, 3, and seven months.

Palatkans learned with sincere regret the passing of Dr. Luther Burgess Bridgers Sr. (1884-1948), who died Thursday night in an Atlanta hospital, following a short illness. Funeral services were held at Spring Hill, with interment in Alta Vista Cemetery, Gainesville, Ga., with Rev. W. Rembert Sissions and Dr. Wallace Rogers, Methodist ministers of Atlanta, officiating. During the few months Dr. Bridgers served as supply pastor of St. James Methodist Church here, he made many friends and was active in community affairs. An eloquent and forceful speaker, a gifted vocalist, a tireless worker of the evangelistic order, he, with Mrs. Bridgers, pianist and vocalist, rendered valued service to both church and community. The following sketch is taken from the Atlanta Journel:

Dr. Bridgers, age 64, former pastor of the Haygood Methodist Church here, had been a member of the North Georgia Conference for 37 years, and a minister since the age of 19. A native of Margarettsville, N.C, he spent his boyhood in Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va., but became an adopted Georgian. He had made his home in Gainesville since retirement, some three years ago. He had served as pastor of the Trinity Methodist Church and the Inman Park Methodist Church in Atlanta. He started construction of the handsome new church during the five years he was pastor of the Haygood Methodist Church. Failing health forced his retirement, but he had continued to serve as an evangelist and had been on a special mission for Bishop Arthur Moore at Palatka, Fla., for the past six months. Dr. Bridgers, who studied for the ministry at Ashbury College, Wilmore, Ky., preached all over the nation during the many years he spent as a general evangelist for the Methodist Church. Following World War I, he helped establish missions in Czechoslovakia and Belgium, and aided church rehabilitation in Russia. Surviving are his wife, the former Mrs. Aline Winborn of Gainesville, Ga., former head of the Conservatory at Shorter College; a son, Luther B. Bridgers, Jr., of Atlanta; a sister, Mrs. Robert Stephenson of Norfolk, Va., two grandsons, Luther B. Bridgers, III, and James Robert Bridgers of Gainesville, and three nephews. (Palatka Times-Herald obituary dtd Friday, 4 Jun 1948.)



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  • Created by: Tom Childers
  • Added: 19 Apr 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 51365419
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Luther Burgess Bridgers Sr. (14 Feb 1884–27 May 1948), Find a Grave Memorial no. 51365419, citing Alta Vista Cemetery, Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Tom Childers (contributor 46515204) .