Alvin G Bridges, 56, of Hopewell Va., died Sunday night, February 6, in the Hopewell hospital due to burns received last Sunday week following the explosion of a wood solve.
Mr. Bridges was pouring fuel oil on coal and wood in a stove at the Solvay plant sunday morning, January 30, when the oil exploded, severly burning his face, arms and legs. Mr. Bridges suffered third degree burns of the extremities and second degree burns of the face. He was taken to the hospital where he remained in a semi conscious condition for eight days prior to his death.
A native of the Maple Grove community of this county, Mr. Bridges was the son of the late Nettie Cunningham and Gentry A. Bridges. Well known in Hopewell since 1930. Mt. Bridges last week received his 25 year membership pin from Masonic Lodge No 242 at Canton.
Mr. Bridges still held his church membership in the Oak Grove Baptist church, where he became a member in young manhood.
Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Bertha Major Bridges of Hopewell, Va . daughters, Mrs. Eleanor B. Cleere . also of Hopewell, Va. Mrs. Nettie B. Rivenbark of Jacksonville, Fla and Mrs. Edith B Strang, of South Boston Va; five grandchildren one sister, Mrs. John Hughes, two brothers, Pate T Bridges, Cadiz and Herbert Bridges of Paducah.
Funeral services were held in the chapel of Dorsey Funeral Home in Hopewell, Va. 3 o'clock Monday afternoon, Rev. G. Bartow Harris, pastor of the First Baptist church, officated, interment was made in the Bridges Cemetery in this county near Maple Grove church Wednesday morning at 10:30.
The Masonic Lodge of Canton was in charge of the arrangments at the grave.