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Elizabeth H. Riggs

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Date published: 1/5/2014

Elizabeth H. Riggs

Elizabeth "Betty" Hargrave Riggs died at her home in Corinth, Miss., on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013.

Born May 7, 1940, in Lisbon, N.Y., Betty graduated from the University of Virginia School of Nursing and worked in the hospital's pediatric unit until the birth of her daughter. When she returned to her career, Betty worked in geriatric medicine and focused on health education, combining ministry and health care. She also volunteered her time with Boy and Girl Scout troops in Keswick and was active in her churches in Virginia, Illinois, Missouri, Florida and Mississippi.

She is survived by her daughter, Channon Nesbit Moore of Keswick and her husband, Mark; and one sister, Linda Hargrave Spillman of King George County and her husband, David; and her beloved Scottish terrier, Wallace. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Dorothy Hargrave; and her brothers, Joseph and James Hargrave.

A memorial service was held in Corinth on Jan. 2, 2014.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tate Baptist Church, 1201 N. Harper Road, Corinth, MS 38834 or Mississippi Donor Registry at donatelifems.org.