Rudy Bridges, 89 of Madison, died Sunday, September 8, 2013 after a brief illness. He was born Horace Dupree Bridges on August 11, 1924 in Danielsville to Toombs and Quilla Grahm Bridges. He served in the Army Air Force during World War II. He was stationed in the Pacific. He was married to Maggie Bryant on August 27, 1948. Mr. Bridges operated his own auto body shop for 57 years. He retired in 2011 at the age of 87.

Mr. Bridges is survived by his wife of 65 years Maggie Bryant Bridges and their children, Ronnie Lee Bridges, Janet Downs, Gail Bridges Parker and Brenda Parrish; 12 grandchildren, 23 great grandchild and nine great-great grandchildren.

The family plans to hold a private memorial service at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Oscar Thomason Post # 2557. Memorial may be mailed to Quartermaster, David Walker, 1010 Rawlings Drive, Rutledge, GA 30663.

A.E. Carter Funeral Home had care of arrangements.