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February 24, 2014


TARBORO — Katharine (Kitty) Boone Bridgers died peacefully at her home on Feb. 20, 2014.

She was the daughter of Minnie C. and Edwin T.P. Boone. Katharine was raised on a small farm in Robeson County and on the banks of the Lumber River. Here she got her love for flowers and nature nurtured by her mother. She left Lumberton shortly after high school and moved to Charlotte. There she took a job with J.A. Jones Construction Company. She was asked to go to Panama and “run the operation down there”. She stayed in the Canal Zone about a year, but returned to enter the University of North Carolina. She graduated in four years earning Phi Beta Kappa honors in Journalism. She entered Law School at Carolina and completed her Law Degree and passed the Bar Exam in 1949. She met H. Vinson Bridgers while at Carolina and they were married. They moved to Tarboro in 1951 where he practiced law and Kitty, as she was called then, became a court reporter for the Second Judicial District. She helped many a young attorney just starting out during this time. She retired after thirty years and became very involved in Calvary Episcopal Church. She served on the Vestry as well as the Alter Guild. Her spare time was spent in her rose garden and enjoying her grandchildren.

Kitty was predeceased by her husband, H. Vinson Bridgers, a sister Josephine, brothers, Julius, Ned, Dan and Billy.

Kitty is survived by a son, Vinson Bridgers and wife Janet; grandchildren, Kate and Vince; sisters, Rebecca and Dorothy; sister–in-law, Josephine Britt Bridgers and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held at Calvary Episcopal Church 2 p.m. Sunday. The family will receive friends following the service in Clark Hall at the church.

The family would like to thank Vidant Hospice and her caregivers from Heart to Heart as well as Jean Allen and Louise Purvis.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Episcopal Church, 411 E. Church St., Tarboro, N.C. 27886 or Trinity Episcopal Church, 1202 N. Chestnut St., Lumberton, N.C. 28358 or to the charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements are by Carlisle Funeral Home, Inc. of Tarboro. Online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting

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