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Faris Roy Bridges

SHELBY -Mr. Faris Roy Bridges, 85, of 302 Bear Creek Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.

Born in Cleveland County, he was a son of the late Ruffin and Ola Hamrick Bridges. A self-employed carpenter and farmer, he was a member of Mount Sinai Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Inez Roberts Bridges; two brothers, Loyd Bridges and Herman Bridges; and a grandson, Richard Bridges.

Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph and Jean Bridges of Greensboro, Carl Ray and Shirley Bridges and Wayne and Charlotte Bridges, all of Shelby, and Max and Jeanette Bridges of Mooresboro; five daughters and four sons-in-law, Carol and A.J. Chapman of Shelby, Sylvia and Larry Lovelace of Lattimore, Diane and Glenn Bivins of Lawndale, Kay and Gilbert Santana of Burlington and Faye Bridges of the home; a brother and a sister, Evans Bridges and Doris Martin, both of Earl; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Mount Sinai Baptist Church, with the Revs. Jim Sparks and Broadus Heatherly officiating. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home, and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to Mount Sinai Baptist Church building fund, 1227 Mount Sinai Church Road, Shelby, N.C. 28152.