Patricia Lanford “Pattye” Riddle - Laurens

Patricia Lanford “Pattye” Riddle, age 82, of 512 Fairview Road, and widow of James Harold Riddle, passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Community.

Born in Lanford Station, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Nell Weathers Lanford.  Pattye was a nurse with Dr. Allen and Dr. Irvine’s office for many years before retiring with Laurens Family Practice.  She was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church where she was a part of the Ruth Group.

Surviving are her children James Ray “Jay” Riddle and wife Julie “Rettberg” of Laurens, Jayne Riddle Bouton and husband Tim of Simpsonville, and Julie Riddle Cooper and husband Lee of Laurens; seven grandchildren, Karlie Riddle, Drake Riddle, Brent Bouton and wife Terrell, Jordan Bouton, Josh Bouton, Grayson Cooper, and McKenzie Cooper. 

In addition to her husband and parents, Pattye was predeceased by her brother, Ben Jeter Lanford.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, December 3, 2017, at New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by Rev. Phil Hall and Rev. Tim Bouton. 

The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at The Kennedy Mortuary from 7:00-9:00 pm on Saturday.

Memorials may be made to Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Community, 1 Martha Franks Drive, Laurens, SC 29360 or to Lutheran Hospice, 429 North Main Street, Suite 3, Greenville, SC 29601.

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