Ruth Vivian Diggs

Monday, January 30, 2017

Ruth Vivian (Widner) Diggs, 81, of Ripley, Tenn., passed from this life to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday January 26, 2017, at Baptist East Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. She was born on July 21, 1935, in Dell, Ark., to the late Forrest Eugene and Celia Estelle (Reams) Widner. Ruth was of the Pentecostal faith and lived a spirit-filled life which showed her true faith in God.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dewey Don Verni Diggs; one brother, Billy Joe Widner; one sister, Lona Marie Woods, and one grandchild, Matthew Delaine Diggs.

She is survived by her loving children, Dewey Delaine Diggs and Cindy of Blue Springs, Mo. along with Donna Kay Bolyard, Linda Louise Johnson and Kent of Mt. Vernon, Ind.; one brother. Ferbie Eugene Widner; three sisters, Bertha Alice Norton, Glenda Joyce Maudlin and Celia Ann Isbell; two grandchildren; 10 great- grandchildren and a host of other special relatives and friends.

Visitation was held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday Jan. 28, in the Irby Funeral Home Chapel in Rector, Ark. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. with Pastor John Creasy officiating. Interment followed in the Piggott Cemetery, Piggott, Ark., with Irby Funeral Home, of Piggott, in charge of arrangements.

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