Doris Bridges

March 7, 1933October 2, 2019

Doris Bridges, age 86, passed from this life on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel with Jim Hargrove, Chaplain with Interim Hospice, officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 7 to 8 PM on Friday, October 4, 2019 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home.

Doris was born on March 7, 1933 in Breckenridge, Texas to Samuel Euell Charles and Lillian (Farmer) Charles. She married Herman T. “T-Bone” Bridges, Jr., on June 3, 1951 in Breckenridge, Texas and they moved to Abilene in 1952. They shared many years of love, life and laughter together until his passing. A loving, gracious and giving person, Doris was always offering something to eat or drink to anyone that visited her. People always knew where they stood with her, as she was very blunt, and she loved to give nicknames to those she loved. She called everyone “hon” and loved life, sharing a smile or a laugh with those she was around.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Herman T. “T-Bone” Bridges, Jr., two brothers, and grandson Dustin Vallery.

Survivors include three daughters, Debbie Vallery and husband Joed , Vickie Watson and husband Charles, and Kelly Allen and husband David; eight grandchildren, Scott Smith and wife Kaye, Kasi Hagan and husband Kevin, Haley Watson, Wade Vallery, Kevin Vallery, Kristi Porter and husband Brandon, Kelli Fruge and husband Ricky, and Hunter Pace; eleven great-grandchildren; and a host of extended family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.


  • Visitation Friday, October 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 5, 2019
  • Interment Saturday, October 5, 2019


Doris Bridges

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