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Wayne Thomas Bridges

October 8, 1942 — November 19, 2023

Elberton, GA

Wayne Thomas Bridges

Mr. Wayne Thomas Bridges, 81, of Elberton, husband of 34 years to Deborah Bishop Bridges, passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2023, at Heardmont Health Care Center.

Wayne was born in Elberton on October 8, 1942, son of the late W.T. Bridges and Zelma Lee "Nig" Smith Fry. He was a veteran having proudly served in the United States Army National Guard and the retired owner/operator of Elberton Granite Turning Works. Wayne was an avid NASCAR fan who enjoyed collecting cars. He knew and loved everybody, and always had a smile on his face. His sense of humor was sure to leave everyone with a smile on their face. Wayne was a longtime member of Celebration Outreach Center.

Surviving, in addition to his wife Debby, are his step-son, Ken Paul; granddaughter, Amanda Savage; great-grandchildren: Carter Wayne Savage, Briar Savage, and Daibree Farrar; special friend that he loved as a daughter, Annette Riggs; brothers: Rev. Wade Bridges, Ricky Fry, Gary Fry, and Roger Bridges; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, James Michael "Mike" Bridges; step-father, Jim Fry; step-mother, Margie Bridges; and siblings: Sherry Nash, Jane Bridges, Bobby Bridges, and Donald Bridges.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 22, from 1:00-1:45p.m. at Berry Funeral Home.

Funeral services celebrating Wayne's life will follow at 2:00p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Rev. Wade Bridges will officiate and burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park.

Debby has requested for those attending to please dress casual.

Flowers are accepted and contributions may be made in his memory to SafeHouse Ministries, PO Box 6336, Elberton, GA 30635.

Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at

Berry Funeral Home & Crematory of Elberton is respectfully in charge of arrangements for Mr. Wayne Thomas Bridges.  


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