Rachel Ridgeway

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Rachel Ridgeway, 101, of Piggott, Arkansas, passed away Friday, June 15, 2012, at the General Baptist Nursing Home of Piggott, Arkansas.

She was born September 9, 1910, in Piggott, Arkansas, and was the daughter of the late Henry Clay and Virgia Ann Pollard Nettles.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond S. "Doc" Ridgeway on April 8, 1996; eight brothers, Fred Nettles, Henry Arval Nettles, James William Nettles, Marvin Guy Nettles, Woodrow Wilson Nettles, John Jackson Nettles, Omer Eugene Nettles and Benjamin Franklin Nettles; and two sisters, Dora McGhee and Florence Davis.

She was a longtime member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church and is survived by many nieces and nephews along with other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2012, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Danny Self officiating. Burial is in New Hope Cemetery in Pollard, Arkansas. Pallbearers are Eldon Parrish, Dennis Harmon, Danny Brown, Jason Self, Thomas Harmon, and Danny Settlemoir. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott, Arkansas, is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 11 a.m. until service time.

Those wishing to sign the online guest book may do so at www.hoggardfuneralhome.com