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Genice (Stephens) Riggins

March 4, 1937 ~ January 1, 2021 (age 83)


Genice Stephens Riggins, of Russell Springs, Kentucky, passed away on Friday, January 1, 2021, at her home. She was 83 years of age.

Born on March 4, 1937, in Russell County, Kentucky, she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Ada Susie Aaron Stephens. Genice was a retired cook for the Russell County Board of Education. She enjoyed being outside, gardening, and working in her flowers.

Survivors include one son, Ricky Riggins of Jamestown; one daughter, Tammy (and Donnie) Goble of Prestonsburg; one granddaughter, Amy Melson of Russell Springs; two grandchildren, Ryan Melson and Alexis Melson; and one sister, Jean Lowry of Hamilton, Ohio.

In addition to her parents, Genice was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Riggins, who passed away on August 26, 2018; one brother, Pete Stephens; and five sisters, Betty Flannagan, Diddie George, Mallie Blankenship, Coleen Morgan, and Delma McQueary.

Funeral services are 1:00 P.M. Monday, January 4, 2021, at Bernard Funeral Home with Gary McQueary officiating. Burial will follow in Bernard Ridge Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Sunday, January 3, 2021, at Bernard Funeral Home.

Social distancing guidelines must be followed by everyone in attendance. Facial coverings are required.

Genice’s funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com

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January 3, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bernard Funeral Home

Funeral Service
January 4, 2021

1:00 PM
Bernard Funeral Home

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