Martha Ann Beale

Published 12:01 pm Friday, March 17, 2017

FRANKLIN — Martha Ann Beale, 73, of Delaware Road, died on Sunday, March 12, 2017, peacefully with her family.

She was a caterer and caretaker for numerous years.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry Beale; two daughters, Jeri Ridley and Jacqueline Beale, both of Franklin; a son, Ricky Beale of Franklin; four sisters, Mary J. Beale of Newsoms, Joyce A. Vinson, Earnestine Riddick and Annie Riddick, all of Franklin; two brothers, John Riddick of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, and Willie Riddick of Maryland; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral was on Thursday at noon in New St. Mount Church with Pastor Dorothy Ruffin giving the eulogy. Burial was in Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Professional services entrusted to Divine Family Mortuary, 22736 Main St., Courtland.