Elsie Flowers Bridges died Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg. She was 79. Born in Lake Village, Arkansas, Mrs. Bridges was the daughter of the late Thomas Fulton Flowers and Dorothy VanNess Flowers. She was the widow of Lewis M. Bridges. Mrs. Bridges had been a resident of Monticello since 1973 and was a member of the Monticello Baptist Church.