Beatrice Hazel Grimes Riggs

Beatrice Hazel Grimes Riggs, 89 of Star Mills, passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2018. Beatrice was a farmer and worked side-by-side with her husband, Sherman, while making a home to rear their 9 children. After Sherman died in 1989, she continued to farm. She especially enjoyed raking hay and caring for her cows. Beatrice was preceded in death by her parents, Jasper and Carrie (Fields) Grimes; her husband of 43 years, Sherman Washington Riggs; 3 sons, Fineous C. Riggs, Cleatus C. Riggs and David L. Riggs; a grandson, Michael W. Riggs and a great grandson, Steven Staley Jr. Beatrice leaves behind 6 children, Ronnie W. Riggs and Larry R. Riggs, both of Elizabethtown, and Vernon D. Riggs of Star Mills; 3 daughters, Sharoney (Larry) Hornback of Upton, Naomi (Raymond) Coogle of Summit and Marilyn (Stephen) Stewart of Elizabethtown; and a special daughter, Lula Mae Riggs of Star Mills. She was blessed with 23 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren, 13 great-great grandchildren and 3 babies due this year. Visitation will begin Wednesday, January 2, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will continue Thursday, January 3, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Brother Glenn Stasel officiating at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown. Burial will be at Jeffries Cemetery in Star Mills. A special thank you to all the staff at Fresenius Kidney Center for their care and compassion for the last 8 years. Condolences may be expressed online at


Wednesday, January 2, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home

Thursday, January 3, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Brown Funeral Home


Thursday, January 3, 2019 starting at 11:00 AM
Brown Funeral Home

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