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Obituary for Ernest Russell Riddle

Ernest Russell Riddle, 86, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2023.

Ernest was born in Granite Falls, NC, to the late Clifford and Leora Welch Riddle. He was a machine operator for Burlington Mills for many years. He served our country in the Army during the Cuban Conflict and was stationed in Puerto Rico. He was a member of Tessentee Baptist Church. He loved his cats, dogs, being outside and most importantly spending time with his family.

Ernest is survived by his son, Ernest Scott Riddle of Franklin; daughter, Leslie Day (Gregg) of Franklin; two grandchildren, Michelle Rholetter (Justin) of Morristown, TN, Emily Day of Franklin, three great-grandchildren, Landen, Jayda, and Kaylor.

A graveside service will be held, Sunday, February 19th, at 2pm, at Prentiss Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Carl Carpenter will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial can be made to one’s favorite animal shelter or humane society.

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Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.