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Obituary for Alice Louise Riddell
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at2 p.m.. at Toler Funeral Home in Irvine for Alice 'Louise' Riddell.Louise died peacefully surrounded by her family at her daughter's residence on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 after a long illness. Louise was born in Estill County to Marion and Stella Newkirk Stamper. For many years, Louise called Irvine, Kentucky home, where she shared many memories with her husband, Edward Ray of 51 years until they moved to Lafayette, Louisiana in 2007. During her life she was a homemaker and mother of two children. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church in Irvine for many years and as an accomplished artist, painted the baptistery mural as a gift to the church. At Highland Baptist Church in New Iberia, Louisiana, she was active in the American-Belarusian Relief Organization (ABRO) and sponsored Belarusian children in her home for six weeks each summer. The time away from their radiation-contaminated home gave their bodies a chance to recuperate and gave her the opportunity to share God's word with them. Louise retired from Irvine Health Center and began enjoying painting in various art mediums full-time. Louise always had a great love for kids of all ages and made them feel welcome and loved in her home. Her children remember her laughter and love of family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Melanie Hutchinson and husband, Hal, of New Iberia, Louisiana; her son, Dennis Riddell and wife Sherry of Seminole, Florida; five grandchildren, Nathan and Nicholas Riddell; Christine (Zeke) Fraley, Nathalie and Ashley Hutchinson; three great grandchildren, McKinley and Londyn Fraley and Greyson Hutchinson. Also, Carrie Mirray Smallwood, who was always loved as a second daughter. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Stella Newkirk Stamper, her husband; Edward Ray Riddell and three sisters, Faye Patrick, Betty Jean Jones, and Vivian Crowe; two half-brothers, Tracy and Ray Stamper; one half-sister, Viola 'Oad' Stamper. Pallbearers will be Nathan Riddell, Damir Siahkoohi, David Jones, Ronnie Jones, Tim Crowe, Doug Johnson, Bill Todd and Charles Robert Asher. Honorary pallbearers will be Hal Hutchinson, Karim Siahkoohi, and Wayne Johnson. The family wishes to express their gratitude to all who provided emotional and spiritual support throughout Louise's illness and death. They especially wish to thank Hospice of Acadiana. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Hospice of Acadiana in Lafayette or Salem Baptist Church in Irvine, Kentucky. Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 3, 2018, and continue until time of funeral. Pastor Jerry Smith will be officiating. Interment will follow at the Salem Baptist Church cemetery. Toler Funeral Home, 99 Cedar Grove Road, Irvine, KY, 606-723-2183 is in charge of arrangements. Flowers provided by Ravenna Greenhouse.