Nelda Louise Riggs

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Nelda Louise Riggs, 59, of Caneyville, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her family.

She was born on May 3, 1954 in Fordsville, the daughter of I.J. and Lou Cindy (Hayse) White. Nelda was a homemaker and a dog groomer at Shaggy Dog in Leitchfield, She attended the United Methodist Church of Morgantown and was a pianist for six years. She enjoyed times at Lake Malone fishing. Most of all, she enjoyed life. Nelda was also a Kentucky Colonel.

Nelda is survived by her husband of 23 years, Gary Riggs; two sons, Josh Travis Taylor (Amber) of Owensboro and Leonard Arthur Taylor (Brandy Sharpe) of Taylorsville; four daughters, Amanda Louise Taylor of Owensboro, Janet Riggs of Spring Lick, Jessica Taylor of Millwood and Tamatha Riggs of Caneyville; eight grandchildren; two brothers, James White of Maceo and Jeff White of Owensboro; and one sister, Gail Arnold, also of Owensboro. She was preceded in death by her parents.The family has chosen cremation with a memorial service to be held at the Dermitt-Joyce Funeral Home in Caneyville on Saturday, January 25 at 1 p.m. Bro. Gerald Geary will b e officiating.

Friends may call at the Dermitt-Joyce Funeral Home in Caneyville on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of service.

Online condolences can be made at

Funeral Home
Dermitt-Joyce Funeral Home
201 E Maple St Caneyville, KY 42721
(270) 879-3966
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Published in Grayson County News Gazette from Jan. 21 to Jan. 22, 2014