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Josephine Riddle

Josephine Riddle, age 82, of Erwin, passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Erwin Health Care Center.  A native of Flag Pond, Josephine is a daughter of the late Chapel and Anna (Tipton) Riddle.   She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and enjoyed walking around downtown Erwin.  In addition to her parents, Josephine is preceded in death by her brothers: Eugene Lee Riddle and Kenneth Riddle; sisters: Cordie Hensley and Betsy Ledford.

Josephine Riddle leaves behind to cherish her memory:

Several nieces and nephews;

Special friend: Becky Shealy.

A special thanks goes out to the Erwin Downtown Business Merchants and friends who helped look after her.

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Josephine Riddle in a funeral service to be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at Valley Funeral Home.  Reverend David Crutchfield will officiate.  Musical selections will be provided by Gary Amos.  A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 9:00 am and will continue until service time on Tuesday, November 26, 2019.  A graveside committal service will be held in Upper Rice Creek Cemetery immediately following the funeral service.  Those attending will meet at Valley Funeral Home by 10:00 am on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 to go in procession.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Josephine’s name to Calvary Baptist Church, 540 Adams Street, Erwin, TN 37650 or to Unicoi County Care and Share, 334 Carolina Avenue, Erwin, TN 37650.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at  HYPERLINK “” or on Facebook at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Josephine Riddle through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.