Laura Ritchie, age 88, of Jackson passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at the Nim Henson Geriatric Center. She was a former homemaker and member of the Pentecostal Church.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Woodrow Ritchie; her parents: William and Rebecca Campbell Prater; three sons: Edward, Thomas Ray and Carl Eugene Ritchie.
Survivors include five daughters: America McCarty of Mayfield, Madeline Stacy of Salyersville, Donna Keith of Jackson, Naomi Tharp of Booneville and Marcella Hopper of Winchester; three sons: Ordway Ritchie of Laporte, Indiana; Manard Ritchie of Jackson and Kelly Ritchie of Beattyville; two sisters: America Clemons of Michigan and Rosie Pugh of Indiana.
Also surviving are 26 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 24, 2003 at the Watts Funeral Home with Rev. Hirley Smith . Burial followed at the Ritchie-Clemons Cemetery at Southfork.
Pallbearers were friends of the family.
The Jackson Times, May 29, 2003.