Martha Estelle Ryder

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Martha Estelle Ryder

Funeral services for Martha Estelle Ryder will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 14, 2014 at Unity Baptist Church, Pineville with Dr. Jack West, Reverend Jason Dubea and Reverend Donald Lemmon officiating. Burial will be in Unity Cemetery, Pineville under the direction of Hixson Brothers, Alexandria.

The family requests that visitation be observed at the Church Monday from 9:00 a.m. until time of service.

Mrs. Ryder, 97, of Deville, passed from this life on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at her residence.

Mrs. Ryder was a member of Unity Baptist Church and WMU. She was involved in many church activities and volunteered at other churches in the community. All though she didn't have children of her own she spent a lifetime mothering to her nieces, nephews and many other children in the community.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert "Bob" Gunter and Johnny Ryder; parents, Alton and Lola Deville Wiggins; brothers, Fulton Wiggins, Wilford Wiggins, Winfred Wiggins, A.D. Wiggins, Shirley Wiggins and Dudley Wiggins; sister, Telene Wiggins.

Those left to cherish her memory include her brother, Spencer Wiggins and a host of other family members and friends.

Pallbearers honored to serve will be David Wiggins, Michael Wiggins, Jon Wiggins, Daniel Wiggins, Dale Wiggins, Ralph Wiggins and Jesse Wiggins.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to her niece Dorinda Keith for the many years of loving care and kindness she gave.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Unity Baptist Church, 6509 Magnolia Lane Pineville, LA 71360.

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Published in The Town Talk on July 14, 2014
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