John Paul Bridges - Leachville

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

John Paul Bridges, 51, of Leachville, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical center in Jonesboro. Born at Leachville, he was a lifelong resident of the area and attended the Les Passe Developmental center in Memphis.

Survivors include two broths, Ronnie Bridges and Mike bridges, both of Leachville; three sisters, Mari Hayden of Leachville, Kathy Howell of Jonesboro and Pam bridges of Lavernia, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Nan McHaney Bridges, in March of this year, and his father, Jim Bridges, in October of this year. He was the grandson of the late Thomas and grace Sando McHaney and James and Jewell Looney Bridges.

The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Leachville with Rev. Donnie Hudson officiating. Burial will follow in the Leachville Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. this evening (Tuesday) at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Dr. John Johnson, Hayes Howell, John David Bridges, Ervin Sexton, Dennis Oliver, and Jon Taylor.

Honorary pallbearers will include Dr. Joe T. Robinson and Rose Sexton.

The family requests anyone wishing to leave a lasting memorial consider the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation, 9720 North Rodney Parham, Little Rock, AR 72227. To sign the online register persons can log on to