The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


April 7, 2014

Annie Lou Ridgeway

— Annie Lou Ridgeway, 89, of Athens, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Athens-Limestone Hospital. She was born Oct. 7, 1924, to Lucious York and Annie Pearl Robertson York.

The funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home with Jesse Littrell and Chris Pirtle officiating. Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Evans Cemetery.

Mrs. Ridgeway was a member of Cherry Grove Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her daughter, Betty Lou Haraway; and two brothers, Marshall and Nelson York.

Survivors include two daughters, Jackie Sims and Patricia Ezell and husband, Dwight; two sisters, Louise Hurn and Dean Williams; a half-sister, Carolyn Rose; two half-brothers, Wayne and Dale Ridgeway; 10 grandchildren, Trace Sims, Myra Moss, Chris Haraway, Gina Gentry, Lucinda Sims, Chuck Ezell, Clarissa Glanton, Tiffany Ezell, Shannon Haraway, Jeremy Haraway; 17 great-grandchildren; and great-great- twin grandsons.

Pallbearers will be Trace Sims, Chris Haraway, Chuck Ezell, Shannon Haraway, Jeremy Haraway, Austin Sims and Jacob Ezell.

Her sweet soul and humble spirit is now at rest.

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