The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

March 26, 2014

Bertie Ritchie, of Albemarle, died March 23, 2014, at age 94


Tuesday, March 25, 2014 — Bertie Lee Ritchie, 94 years of age, of Albemarle, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014, at Woodhaven Court in Albemarle.

She was born December  4, 1919, in Stanly County, to the late John F. Lambert and the late Rosettie Lambert. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ayer Whitley Ritchie.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at Hartsell Funeral Home in Albemarle. The funeral service will be on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at 11 a.m. in Hartsell Funeral Home’s Lefler Memorial Chapel and will be officiated by the Rev. Jeremy Hyde and the Rev. Larry Pittman. Burial will follow at the Running Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery,  24671 Millingport Road, Locust.

Survivors include son, John Alvin (Hilda) Ritchie of  Locust; daughter, Hilda Mae (Clarence) Allman of Mount Pleasant; brother, Carl Lambert of  Locust; three sisters, Patsy Honeycutt of Locust, Betty Morgan of Oakboro and Mary Brault of Charlotte; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

At other times the family will be meeting at the home of Alvin Ritchie.

Memorials may be made to Community Hospice, 1024 Albemarle Road, Suite 904, Troy, NC 27371.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Ritchie family.

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