May 19, 1941 ~ June 28, 2012

Born in: Buncombe Co.,
Resided in: Alexander, NC

Ronnie H. Bridges, 71, of Ridge View Rd., Alexander, died Thursday, June 28, 2012. A native of Buncombe Co., he was a son of the late Herman and Zennie Sluder Bridges. He was also preceded in death by brothers Maurice and Paul Bridges. Mr. Bridges owned and operated Bridges Dairy Farm for 55 years. His favorite activity was visiting friends and talking about current events. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Betty L. Bridges; a daughter, Ronda Hensley and her husband, Charlie; 3 grandchildren whom he was very proud of, Brandon Hensley, Chad Hensley and his wife, Brittney, and Spencer Hensley; great-grandchildren Isaac and Addison Hensley; and sisters Margaret Rymer and her husband, Max, and Colleen Riddle. A funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the Patton Ave. chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with the Rev. Charles Phillips officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Baptist Church Cemetery. His family will receive friends from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Macedonia Baptist Church, 1468 Jenkins Valley Rd., Alexander, NC 28701.

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  1. Betty & Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Many fond memories of our childhood summer vacations spent in North Carolina visiting.

    Love to you all,
    John, Barb, Matt & Beth

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  2. Betty and family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. He fought a hard battle and you were right there beside him. God Bless you.

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  3. Dear Betty….and Family….We were so saddened to hear of Ronnie’s passing….we pray God will be with you all and comfort each of you during this sad time….Our thoughts and prayers are with you all…Love and prayers…..Brenda and Jay

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  4. Ronda and family,
    I pray God will constantly be present with you while you celebrate your dad’s life. He is know enjoying perfect health and a new life.
    Love you, Donna Smith

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  5. Betty & Family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Praying that God will comfort each of you in his loving way during this time.
    Love, Dan & Sandra

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  6. Ronda, Charlie, Chad and Brittney:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family in the loss of your Father and Grand-Father.
    We were unable to attend the service for Mr. Bridges, but, we will visit you in a few days.
    Love in CHRIST
    Uncle George & Aunt Betty

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  7. I am very sorry for the loss of such a special man. Rhonda and I grew up together and we had many special ands fun time on the farm with Ronnie and Betty. They were my second family. So sorry I lost so many years not being with all of them.

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  8. Betty and Family –
    I was sorry to hear of Ronnies’s passing. I didn’t know about it until Monday. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Edwin

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