Chester Arthur RIGGS, 78 year old resident of Route 2, Sebree, died early Monday evening April 12 at his home. He was a retired farmer and carpenter and a member of the Sebree Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Mary L.; four daughters, Mrs. Opal WIEKEL of Louisville, Kentucky. Mrs. Bertie HOPGOOD of Sebree, Mrs. Dorothy RANES of Slaughters and Joyce HUBBARD of Atlanta, Georgia. Three sons, Calvin of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, James of Owensboro, Kentucky and Charles of Bowling Green Kentucky. One sister, Mrs. Opal FLOYD of Sebree; a half brother, Roy PINKSTON of Sebree and other half brothers and sisters in Missouri. Twenty-four grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 o'clock Wednesday morning from Tompkins and Son Funeral Home with Rev. James Dill officiating. Burial in Springdale Cemetery. (1897-1952, Married Mary L. HATFIELD, November 25, 1918 in Mt. Carmel. Ill., Evansville Press)

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