Virginia Ridge, 85, of Lake City died Sunday, Mary 7, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She had lived her entire life in the Lake City area and taught school at Lake City for over 17 years. She was a member of the Lake City United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, C.W. Ridge Sr. and Ella Ridge, and four brothers, Bonnie Ridge, Walter Ridge, C.W. Ridge Jr., and Herman Ridge.
She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, J.R. "Bob" Ridge and Burdeen Ridge of Lake City, and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, at Lake City United Methodist Church with Rev. Bruce Higgins officiating. Burial was at Lake City Cemetery under the direction of Emerson Funeral Home of Lake City.
Soloist was Dana Hewitt, and accompanist was great-niece, Autumn Singleton.
Pallbearers were great-nephews, Jerry Wayne Milligan Jr., Jonathan Ridge Milligan, Justin Walker Milligan, Mitchell Don Caldwell II, Carl Blaine Ladd, Joshua Mark Ridge, John Houston Ridge and Zachary Bowman Ridge.
Honorary pallbearers were Max South, Stanley Bowman, Jim Bowman, Paul Taylor, Sonny Blankenship, Oliver Armstrong, J.N. Davis, James Stewart, A.B. Scott, Barney Carpenter, Freddie Payne, Larry Nall, Gregg Garner, Jerry Crigler and Len B. Nall.
The family requests anyone wishing to leave a lasting memorial consider the Lake City United Methodist Church Family Life Center.
To sign the online guest book, log on to www.emersonfuneralhome.com.