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Jo Ann Ashby Riddle

March 23, 1951 - March 25, 2020
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It is with regret we announce the passing of Ms. Jo Ann Ashby Riddle, age 69, of Fayetteville, TN. Ms. Riddle was born on March 23, 1951 in Lincoln County, TN to the late Jimmy Lee and Sarah Crabtree Ashby. She loved Elvis music and was of the Baptist Faith. Ms. Riddle passed away on March 25, 2020.

Survivors include her sons, Rev. William Keith (Paula) Wilson of Springfield, TN, and Christopher Wayne (Tiffany) Price of Tullahoma, TN; sisters, Judy Spurlock and Lesa Downes both of Guntersville, AL; brother, Tony Ashby of S.C.; half-sisters, Charlotte Chavez of Elkmont, AL, Priscilla Chivallia of Athens, AL; half-brother, Franke Ashby of Elkmont; grandchildren, Lisa Phelps, Scarlett Price, Benjamin Price, Sarabeth Price, Christopher Price, II, Katy Potter, LaShay (Eddie) Liston, and Brad Wilson; and two great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Jo Ann was preceded in death by her sister, Pat Woodall; half-sister, Shelby Gordon; and half-brother, Dwight Ashby.

Private burial services are being held at Flintville Cemetery with Bro. Sonny Moore Officiating. There will be no public gathering due to COVID-19.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Jo Ann Ashby Riddle.


As a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic and concern for the family of Ms. Riddle, the burial service will be private at this time. A public gathering may be scheduled for a later date. To honor social distancing and still allowing our community to support families in their time of need, you can sign the online guestbook at If you do not have access to the internet you may drop a card or condolence off at Higgins Funeral Home.

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