Vona Gladys Hicks Bridwell

April 1, 1926December 13, 2010

Vona Gladys Bridwell, formerly Vona Gladys Hicks, age 84 of McDonough, Ga, passed away peacefully on December 13, 2010. She was preceded in death by her parents Clen and Belle Hicks, her loving husband of almost 50 years, James Edward Bridwell, sister Nellie Hicks, brothers, Vernon, Ruben, Lester and Ivan D. Hicks. She was an avid gardener and loved to cook for her family. During the World War II, she worked for Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Kingsport, TN, Harold’s Shake n’ Burger and she retired from JC Penney Company after 20 years of service. She is survived by her two sons, Michael E. Bridwell and his wife, Carol of McDonough, Ga and Denver A. Bridwell and his wife Debbie of Mechanicsville, Va., grandsons, Eric M. Bridwell and Steven P. Bridwell of McDonough, Ga and Denver E. Bridwell and Drew Bridwell of Mechanicsville, Va., sisters Kate Goodman and Jessie Milhorn of Blountville, TN and brother Kenneth Hicks. The family will receive friends from 12-2pm, Saturday, December 18, 2010 at East Lawn Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at 2:30pm at Gunning’s Cemetery. East Lawn Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Bridwell family. You may leave a condolence to the family at


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Randell Hicks

December 17, 2010

So sorry to hear about the passing of aunt Vona. Brings back memories of your visits form Georgia. Just knowing she is in Heaven today makes me feel better. Take care and God bless.