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Diana “Dinah” Lynn Riddle

Diana “Dinah” Lynn Riddle, age 67, Erwin, passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at her home. She was a life-long resident of Unicoi County and the daughter of the late James M. and June L. Story McInturff.

Dinah worked in various restaurants most of her life. She was a member of Evergreen Freewill Baptist Church. Dinah enjoyed playing Bingo, cooking and spending time with her family. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by two brothers: Jimmy McInturff and Edward McInturff; one nephew, Travis McInturff.

Dinah leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband of forty-nine years, George Riddle; two sons: Russell Riddle and wife, Christy, Jimmy Riddle and wife, Heather; one daughter, Tammy Wells and husband, Jeremy; four grandchildren: Allison Riddle, Montana Riddle, Emily Wells, and Alex Riddle; one brother, Larry McInturff; her bonus daughter, Shanna Bartlett Hensley; special friends: Brenda Nelson, Gaye Whitson, Sue Brush, Rick and Brenda Sheets.

The family will receive friends from 4:00-6:00 PM Monday, June 21, 2021, at the Unicoi Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 6:00 PM with Rev. Tim Tapp officiating. Committal service will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday in the Evergreen Cemetery. Everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:55 AM. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Riddle, Russell Riddle, Runt Whitson, Brad Tapp, David Griffith and Jeremy Wells.

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Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is in charge.