Albirdie Ritch

Sunday, March 25, 2012

CHARLESTON -- Albirdie Vines Ritch, 75, died March 24, 2012, at her home in rural Charleston.

Born July 28, 1936, in the Deventer community of Mississippi County, to the late Walter Lee and Eliza Ann Nolen Vines, she had lived in Mississippi County her entire life.

On March 22, 1957, she married Johnny Lee Ritch who preceded her in death on April 1, 1996.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Ernie Vines and Lloyd Vines, one granddaughter, Misty Ritch, one great-granddaughter, Jasmine Marie Davis, and one infant brother and one infant sister.

Surviving are: five sons, Bruce Ritch of Sikeston, David Ritch of Winter Haven, Fla., Charles Ritch of Dothan, Ala., and Jerry Ritch and Kenny Ritch of East Prairie; one daughter, Bonnie L. Clemons of East Prairie; three brothers, Leon Vines of East Prairie, Perry Vines of Lakeland, Fla., and Junior Vines of Wyatt; four sisters, Eva Lawson of East Prairie, Nancy Vines of Bertrand, Alvertis Donley of Fashion, N.C., and Ethel Hale of Hendersonville, Tenn.; and 13 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until time for services at 11 a.m. Monday at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.

Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery near Charleston.

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