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POQUOSON - Elethia Ferguson Diggs, 95, a native and lifelong Poquoson resident, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 16, 2018 at home with her loving family by her side. She was a cafeteria worker at Poquoson Middle School, retiring after over 20 years of service. Elethia was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and its Women's Bible Class; and was a Pocahontas Lodge member where she served as the Great Pocahontas. Elethia was preceded in death by her husband, James Edwin Diggs, Sr.; parents, Oathniel and Effie Ferguson; brothers, Edward, Girlard, and Oathniel; sisters, Lettie, Nina Ernestine, Lummie, Rose, and Ernestine; and sons-in-law, Harvey Withrow and Manning Holloway. She is survived by her son, James Edwin Diggs, Jr. (Nannie); daughters, Darnette Withrow and Rose Holloway; grandchildren, Nanci Diggs, Danette Zasimowich (Miles), Sheila Allsbrook (Brooks), Harvey "Bubba" Withrow, Jr. (Wendy), Audra Riddle (Kenny), and Jim Withrow (Natalie); 19 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends Tuesday, March 20, 6:00-8:00 PM, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson. A Celebration of Elethia's life will be held Wednesday, March 21, 1:30 PM, at Trinity United Methodist Church, Poquoson, led by Rev. Patricia Riggs and Pastor Buddy Chapman. Burial will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park, Hampton. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com .
Published in Daily Press on Mar. 19, 2018
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