Age: 97 Address: Langford Branch Date of Death: Friday, June 28, 2013 Arrangements: Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home
Details: Leatha McIntosh Riddle, 97, of Langford Branch, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 28th. She was the daughter of the late Howard and Fannie Wheeler McIntosh and the wife of the late Francis Riddle. She was also preceded in death by 3 sons: Jimmie, Leroy and Bennie Riddle; 2 sisters: Minnie Pate and Myrtle McIntosh; 4 brothers: Nealy, Wellington, Lincoln and Leslie McIntosh. Leatha was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. She was the oldest member of Elk Shoal Baptist Church.
Surviving are 5 daughters: Shirley Linville and husband, George, of Mechanicsville, VA, Jessie Sowder and husband, Charles, Christine Humphrey and husband, Johnnie, of Baltimore, MD, Thanna Smith and husband, Bobby, of Mocksville, NC, and Judy Smith and husband, Paul, of Axton, VA; a son: Gary Riddle and wife, Janice, of Burnsville; 8 grandchildren: Ed Sowder and wife, Bernadette, Shelia Neff, Chris Riddle and wife, Melissa, Nick Riddle and wife, Kelly, Chuck Riddle, Lana Guthrie and husband, Roger, Jeremy Riddle and wife, Kim, and Ashley Shortt and husband, Michael; 15 great grandchildren: Kyle, Grant, Randy Jr., Brianna, Kyrsten, Mykala, Tyler, Hunter, Julianna, Gillian, Hayden, Jaika, Elijah, Addison and Savannah; a sister: Ruth Ogle of Green Mountain; 2 sisters-in-law: Kittie Laws of Burnsville and Opal Lee of Rocky Mount, NC; a brother-in-law: James Riddle of Burnsville; 2 daughters-in-law: Joanne and Maurine Riddle.
Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Tuesday, July 2, 2013 in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. Stacey Elkins will officiate. Burial will be in the McIntosh Cemetery on Langford Branch Road.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 PM Monday at the funeral home.
Mama always said “Give me my flowers while I’m living.” The family is requesting donations be made to the John F. Keever Solace Center, 21 Belvedere Road, Asheville, NC 28803.
The family wants to thank two very special caregivers, Glenda Ramsey Higgins who went above and beyond and cousin, Pearl McIntosh.
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