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Rita Wiggins, 95, Gradyville, Adair County, KY

Rita Wiggins, 95, of Gradyville, Kentucky, died Monday, October 14, 2019 at 6:45pmCT at her home.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 10am. at Abundant Life Christian Assembly in Plaquemine, LA with Bro. Mark A. Thomas officiating.

She was born July 10, 1924 in Plaquemine, Louisiana to the late Joseph Evenie & Emily Daig Tullier. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Merl D. Wiggins, Sr. on December 8, 2015; three brothers, Lester, Joseph Jr. & Paul Tullier; and one sister, Dorothy Bourgoyne. She was a member of Columbia Christian Church and a former bookkeeper.

Survivors Include:

One son - Merl (Patricia Willis) Wiggins, Jr. of Gradyville

Two daughters - Carolyn Wiggins and Marsha Ann Wiggins both of Gradyville

Three grandchildren - Merl Drue (Allison) Wiggins, III, Michael Dale (Tracy) Willis, Jr., Christopher Scott (Pascha) Wiggins all of the Houston, Texas area

Seven great-grandchildren - Joshua Wiggins, Adam Wiggins, Jacob Wiggins, Morgan Wiggins, Regan Wiggins, Travis Willis & Tess Willis

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Rita Wiggins, 95, Adair County, KY (1924-2019)

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