Helen Frances Riggs, 86, of Aurora, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008, at Britthaven of Pamlico nursing facility.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Whitehill FWB Church, with Rev. Wesley Taylor officiating. The family received friends one hour prior to service in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Whitehill FWB Church in care of Pat Jordon, 647 Walls Mill Road, Aurora, NC 27806. Arrangements were under the direction of Bryant Funeral Home.
She was a member of Whitehill FWB Church and the ladies auxiliary.
She is survived by two sons, James "Sonny" Donnell of Aurora and Ricky Allen Donnell of Marshall; two daughters, Betty Jane Fry of Carrollton and Tammy Jean Estes of Green Ridge; one sister, Mary Ellen Davis of Kansas City; 19 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, James Lee Donnell and Larry Riggs; one son, Robert Lee Donnell; one daughter, Nellie Fern Arndt; one sister; and one brother.