Frances Sue Bridges, age 85 of Murphy, went home to be with the lord on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at Clay County Care Center in Hayesville, NC. Mrs. Bridges was born June 13, 1934, in Murphy, NC, to the late Hayden Ferguson and the late Claude Sudderth. She has been a life long member of Cherokee County. She was a school teacher in various counties in North Carolina for 37 years. Frances loved spending time with her family and friends. Mrs. Bridges favorite things were going to the beach, watching basketball, and reading. She was of the Baptist faith and went on to be with her parents Hayden Ferguson and Claude Sudderth, and brothers, Hayden Ferguson Jr. and James Ferguson.
Survivors include her daughter Marcia (Rich) Stephens, grandchildren, Alicia Leatherwood, Adam(Misty) Leatherwood, Stacey Leatherwood(Jamie McClure), and Mary Anne Leatherwood, great-grandchildren, Kaylee Leatherwood, Keena Leatherwood, Jeremiah Leatherwood, Madison Leatherwood, Kevin Leatherwood, Hannah Skripo, Landon Koszicepki, Peyton Dockery, and Kamden McClure, step-great-grandchildren, Jamie McClure Jr, Caden McClure, Braden McClure, Mackaiden Sinko, and Brantley Sinko.
Memorial Service will be 3:00 pm Thursday, March 19, 2020, at Cochran Funeral Home in Murphy with the Dr. Tom Jordan officiating. Music by Linda Scalzo. The family will meet at the funeral home at 2:00 pm before the memorial service.
Arrangements entrusted to the Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy, NC. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.