Emma Carolyn Riggins, 77, of Galax died Friday, July 19, 2013, at Forsyth Medical Center.
She was born Sept. 16, 1935, to Rufus and Sadie Mae Phillips of Sylvatus.
Survivors include her husband, James Ellis Riggins, of the home; sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Stephanie Riggins of Fancy Gap, James and Cindy Riggins of Galax, Mitchell and Barbara Riggins of Saint Robert, Mo.; Richard and Teresa Riggins of Baywood, Stanley Riggins of Woodlawn and Joey and Teresa Riggins, of Pelham, Ala.; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Larry Smith of Galax; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
A family memorial dinner was held at the home on July 21.