Sallie Pearl Bridgforth

Forrest City, AR

1916 - 2013

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Published: August 12, 2013

Mrs. Sallie Pearl Dudley Bridgforth of Forrest City, Ark., died at her home on Saturday, Aug.10, 2013.

Mrs. Bridgforth was born Dec. 22, 1916, in DeWitt, Ark. She was the daughter of Roger White Dudley and Clara Barnett Dudley. Mrs. Bridgforth attended Christian College in Columbia, Mo., where she was a member of Phi Theta Kappa honorary society. She graduated from the University of Arkansas where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. She was a charter member of the Forrest City Junior Auxiliary, a charter member of Chapter BF of the P. E. O. Sisterhood and served many years on the Forrest City Library Board. Mrs. Bridgforth was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd where she served on the Altar Guild.

Mrs. Bridgforth was preceded in death by her husband Jack Bridgforth of 72 years. She is survived by her son John Dudley Bridgforth and wife Beth of Forrest City; three daughters, Betty McCorkle and husband Ed of Arkadelphia, Sallie Hansen and husband Paul of Phoenix, Ariz., and Lindsay Hodges and husband Dave of Forrest City. Five grandchildren survived her, Mary Lindsay White and husband John, Philip McCorkle, David Bridgforth, Mary Dudley Hodges and Elizabeth Hodges, along with two great grandchildren Asher and Philip White.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. Burial will follow at Forrest Park Cemetery. The family requests memorials be made to the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 400 Hill Street, Forrest City, Ark., 72335. Visit online registry at Under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

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