Arta Pauline Ridley


Arta Pauline Ridley, better known as “Miss Polly,” age 90, of Chatsworth, passed away on Friday, April 16, 2021, surrounded by her loved ones.

She was a member of Spring Place Baptist Church.

Miss Polly was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Ridley, and parents, Free and Dessie Brown.

Survivors include her daughters and son-in-law, Judy and Smokey Lusk, of Tunnel Hill, and Vicki Wood, of Chatsworth; sisters and brother-in-law, Inez McHan, of Smyrna, and Nancy and Bill Burnett, of Dalton; grandchildren, Joshua Wood, Andrew Wood, Gina Blyler (John), and Delyn Lusk (Jennifer); great-grandchildren, Clowie Wood, Riley Wood, Kelsey Wood, J.T. Wood, Blakely Lusk, and Hudson Lusk; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Barbara and Horace Dick; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, James and Gail Ridley; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, 2021, in the chapel of Peeples Funeral Home with Rev. Jody Strickland officiating. Interment followed in the Spring Place Cemetery.

A live stream of the funeral service was available on the Peeples Funeral Home & Crematory Facebook page.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 1 p.m. until the funeral hour at 3 p.m.

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, social distancing and masks were encouraged. No food or drinks were allowed inside the funeral home.

Peeples Funeral Home & Crematory of Chatsworth was in charge of the arrangements.


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