Mr. Ralph Milton Riddle, 99, died July 21, 2010 in his Sanford Road home, surrounded by his family.
Born March 13, 1911 in Chatham County, Mr. Riddle was one of thirteen children born to Luther John Riddle and Bertha Farrell Riddle. He was a lifelong member of Hanks Chapel United Church of Christ, where he was very active in various capacities, including serving as a deacon and also as a choir member for over 60 years. Mr. Riddle was employed 44 years at Chatham Mills, where he retired as superintendent. He was also active in the Pittsboro community serving on the Town of Pittsboro Board, as a Mason in the Columbus Lodge, and on the Board of First Bank.
Mr. Riddle is survived by his daughters, Sara R. Petty Snyder of Raleigh, Peggy R. Hackney and husband Archie, of Pittsboro, and Millie R. Harding and husband Wallace, of Apex; a sister, Foy R. Mann of Pittsboro; his grandchildren, Ralph Petty, Chris Petty and wife Jennifer, Kelly Petty Webster and husband Cecil, Joshua Riddle Petty, Donnie Wayne Hackney, and Annie Lucille Harding; and great-grandchildren, Jessica Clowar, Christopher Luke Petty, and Cecil Ryan Webster, Jr. Mr. Riddle was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Pattishall Riddle, his parents, son-in-law, Edward McBane Petty, and eleven brothers and sisters.
The service to celebrate Mr. Riddle’s life will be conducted by Pastor Bob Wachs and Pastor Ray Gooch at 11:00 am Saturday at Hanks Chapel United Church of Christ. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 6 – 8 pm Friday at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home in Pittsboro.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Hanks Chapel UCC Piano and Organ Fund, c/o Hanks Chapel United Church of Christ, PO Box 366, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Online condolences may be sent to www.hallwynne.com, select “Obituaries”.
Arrangements for Mr. Riddle are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.