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Carolyn Gathright Riggan

By Taylor Massey, 04/16/22 12:28 PM

Mrs. Carolyn Gathright Riggan, age 80, formerly of Hope, Arkansas passed away Thursday, April 14, 2022, at Retreat at Kenwood Assisted Living in Texarkana, Texas.

Carolyn was born on July 1, 1941, to Ferd and Fairy Mae Orr Gathright in Saratoga, Arkansas. She was a 1959 graduate of the Saratoga High School. She was a devoted member of Shover Springs Baptist Church for over 25 years. She worked for Southwestern Bell for 18 years, Martin’s Shoe store in Prescott, Arkansas, and Wal-Mart shoe department for 20 years.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her husbands, Hubert L. Ross, and Vencil Riggan; her parents; brothers, Mike and Tim Gathright.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters Susan Ross Cox and husband Ken Cox of Texarkana, Arkansas, Shirley Hancox and husband Wayne of Midland, Arkansas, Linda Wilkins and husband Dan of Cave Springs, Arkansas, Sarah Jent and husband Brad of Bismarck, Arkansas; seven grandchildren, Trey and (Lindsay) Cox, Amy Cox, Jessica and (Brandon) Kuhn, Rachel and (Kenneth) Markley, Mitchell Wilkins, Michael and (Kristin) Hancox, Chris and (Becca) Hancock; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 pm on Monday, April 18, 2022, in the Chapel at Herndon Fuqua Funeral Home with Bro. Eric Barbaree officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens in Hope, Arkansas. She will be missed by many and always remembered in the hearts of her family.


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