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Benny Frank Bridges Jr., 76, died Friday, November 11, 2022, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, MS. He was born on September 25, 1946, to B.F. Bridges and Wilma Dear Bridges in Harrisville, MS.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-two years, Dianne Kendrick Bridges; his only daughter, Kimberly Bridges Baker; two grandsons, Maverick J. Baker and MacGyver Jacob Baker; brothers, Charles (Dub) Edward Bridges (Faye), James Richard Bridges (Mary Ellen), along with numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews, great-great nieces and great-great nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, B.F. and Wilma Bridges, brother, Jerry Bridges and sister, Stella White.

Benny was operator of the Harrisville Water Department for forty-two years. He served as District 5 Supervisor in Simpson County for twelve years. He loved helping others and he made a difference in the lives of many. He will be greatly missed dearly especially by his family.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, basketball, baseball and being outdoors. But more than anything, he enjoyed teaching and spending time with his grandsons. He prayed daily that they follow in his footsteps as the verse says, “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday, November 14, 2022, at Harrisville Baptist Church from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. The service will be at 3:00 p.m. with interment following in Harrisville Cemetery with Bro. Rich Mayfield and Bro. Scott Sones officiating.

Tutor Funeral Home

Arrangements are entrusted with Tutor Funeral Home of Mendenhall. is an online news source covering Simpson and surrounding counties as well as the State of Mississippi.


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