Carolyn Carr Riddle

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Carolyn Carr Riddle

Marietta, Ga

Carolyn Carr Riddle passed away on Friday, January 06, 2012 at the age of 91.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Sunday in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Marietta with Dr. Bill Ross and Rev. Dean Hunter officiating.

Visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 pm Saturday at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home and Crematory in Marietta.

Born in Greenville, SC, Mrs. Riddle was the daughter of Paul and Jennie Carr. She was a graduate of Furman University which she loved and supported all her life.

Mrs. Riddle came to Marietta in 1943 when she married her high school sweetheart the late Dr. John Thad Riddle, the first veterinarian in Cobb County. She was a devoted wife and mother of three children and loved to cook for her family. She was in the process of preparing Christmas dinner for her family of twenty when she suffered a life-threatening injury. Mrs. Riddle was a member of First Baptist Church of Marietta for 68 years and loved her Sunday School Class, The Phebeans, made up of many precious friends.

She was a member of the Phebean Prayer Group which met weekly to pray and send cards to church members who were ill, grieving, or celebrating a birthday. Mrs. Riddle considered sending cards for birthdays, get well, thinking of you as her personal ministry to her friends and neighbors.

Another of her great joys was a church ministry humorously referred to as the Holy Rollers who prepared the tables and silverware for Wednesday night meals.

Mrs. Riddle is survived by her three children: Nancy Riddle Martin (David) and Dr. John Thad Riddle, Jr. (Susan) of Marietta and Paul Charles Riddle (Barbara) of Dublin; four grandchildren: Dr. Thad Andrew Riddle (Erika) of Cartersville, Travis Adam Riddle (Casey) of Marietta, Jennie Geiger (James) of Mt. Airy, and John Paul Riddle of Dublin; six great grandchildren: Taylor and Mary Andrew Riddle of Cartersville, Jackson and Claire Riddle of Marietta, and Lily and Charley Geiger of Mt. Airy; many special cousins, nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cup of Kindness Ministry of First Baptist Church of Marietta, 148 Church St., Marietta 30060 or to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 2256, Marietta 30061.

Published in The Greenville News on Jan. 7, 2012