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David Clayton Riggs


David Clayton Riggs, 82, of Maysville, NC passed away at home on Saturday, October 25, 2014, after a long illness. Clayton (known as ""Pappy"" to his grandchildren) was born September 20, 1932, in Onslow County. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Wiley and Lela Mae Riggs; his brother, Joseph Riggs; a sister, Audrey Brown; and granddaughter, Tammy Riggs. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Oretha Horne Riggs; a brother, Bernard Riggs of Maysville; and sister, Velma Sharpe and husband Jim of Havelock; children, Carol Jones and husband Paul of Maysville, Debbie Batten and husband Bill of Wilmington, Rita Morton and husband Embery of Maysville, David H. Riggs and wife Connie of Maysville, John E. Riggs of Wilmington; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.Clayton retired in 1993 from Civil Service Work at Camp Lejeune NC. He loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting and his dog ""Poppy."" He was a 32nd Degree Mason at the New River Masonic Lodge in Jacksonville. Clayton has been a longstanding member of Grants Creek Baptist Church, Maysville, NC. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Grants Creek Baptist Church, Maysville, NC. Officiating will be Terry Golden, Pastor of Grants Creek Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Riggs Cemetery followed by a Masonic Service. A visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the funeral service beginning at noon.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made at Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Wilmington.Funeral Arrangements will be handled by Kahlert Funerals & Cremations in Maysville.

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