1884–1948

Introduction

Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 14, 1884, Mar­ga­retts­ville, North Ca­ro­li­na.

Died: May 27, 1948, At­lan­ta, Geor­gia.

Buried: Al­ta Vis­ta Ce­me­te­ry, Gaines­ville, Geor­gia.

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Biography

Luther was the son of James B. Bridg­ers and Georg­ia An­na Cooke. He mar­ried twice, to Sar­ah Jane Veatch (died 1911) and Al­ine Win­burn (mar­ried 1915).

He at­tend­ed As­bu­ry Col­lege, Wil­more, Ken­tuc­ky, be­gan preach­ing at age 17, and was or­dained a Me­thod­ist min­is­ter.

He was an ev­an­gel­ist in the Am­er­i­can south and in mis­sion work in Bel­gi­um, Czech­o­slo­vak­ia (now Czech­ia), and Rus­sia.

He served pas­tor­ates in Geor­gia and North Ca­ro­li­na be­fore re­tir­ing in 1945 in Gaines­ville, Geor­gia.

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