Nellie Juanita Riggs - Manila

Friday, May 13, 2005

Nellie Juanita Riggs, 84, of Manila, died Sunday, May 1, 2005, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.

Born at Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late E.W. and Lina Huskey, and the widow of Dilmas Mosbey. She had been a Manila resident for most of her life. She was a retired seamstress and attended the First Baptist Church in Manila.

Survivors include a son, Tom Mosbey of Mt. Home; two daughters, Teresa Mikell of Meridian, Miss., and Gladys Kirby of Manila; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Dorlas Mosbey, a granddaughter, Vickie Morgan, and three brothers.

The funeral was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Howard Funeral service Chapel in Manila with Rev. Ferrel Duffel and Rev. Joey Smithson officiating. Burial was in the Manila Cemetery.

Grandsons served as pallbearers.