J.R. "Dude" Riggins, son of the late Pearl Reed Cole, was born on Jan. 31, 1927, at Gideon and died in the Golden Living Center at Bloomfield on Sunday, July 27, 2008, at the age of 81.
He is survived by cousins and friends.
Visitation was held from noon until 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2008, at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Louis Lowe officiating.
Interment followed in the Malden Memorial Park Cemetery.