DAYTON — Loretta J. Bridwell, 66, died Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Chattanooga. Born in Evensville, she was the daughter of the late William Kendred and Lura Dennis Fugate Jr. Loretta was a loving mother who adopted everyone as her own. She loved cooking and spending time with friends and family. She was of the Baptist faith. Loretta was preceded in death by her husband, James Dean Bridwell; son, James William Bridwell; three grandchildren; and her brother, William Kendred Fugate Jr. Survivors include her daughter, Melissa (Johnnie) Bridwell Treadaway, of Spring City; special daughter, Amy Morgan Gaddy, of Jacksonville, Ala.; companion, Frankie Duren, of Dayton; foster son, Erik J. Van Daley, of the U.S. Air Force, Italy; special friend, Billie Fine, of Dayton; brothers, Wayne (Martha) Fugate, of Aiken, S.C., Earl (Polly) Fugate, of Evensville, Anita (John) Chadwick, of Soddy-Daisy and Charlotte (Ronnie) Greene, of Greenville, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home will Rev. Michael Couch officiating. Interment will follow in Rhea Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Tuesday at the funeral home from noon until the time of service. Vaughn Funeral Home, Spring City is in charge of arrangements, www.vaughn-funeral-home.com.