Beatrice M. Riden, of Athens, died Friday, December 26, 2008, at her residence. Born in Barrow County she was the daughter of the late Ocie Dixon and Arthur Riden Sr. She was preceded in death by sisters, Lou Dean Culbreath and Annie Rose Smith; brothers Frank Riden, Tommie Riden and Eugene Riden.
Survivors include a son, Richard M. Riden, Athens; sisters, Annie Mae Treadwell, Diane Tanner, Louise Riden and Carol Gross, all of Winder, and Louise Riden, California; brothers, Arthur Riden, Johnny Riden, both of Winder; daughter-in-law, Angela Riden Ivey, Lawrenceville; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, December 29, at White Oak Spring Baptist Church, with the Rev. Alfred Hazel officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Eberhart and Son Mortuary, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.