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Dorothy Hogan Ridgeway

Dorothy Hogan Ridgeway, 82, of Vinton, formerly of South Boston, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 11, 2013.


She was born in Halifax County, the daughter of the late Harvey and Lanie Torian Hogan. 

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Stephen Ridgeway; daughter Nancy Kay Tolley; and four siblings.

She loved music and to sing and dance. Dorothy was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Dorothy was a longtime employee of Friendship Manor and a member of Lynn Haven Baptist Church.

She is survived by her twin sister, Doris Thompson, of South Halifax; son Kenneth Ridgeway of Vinton; daughter Carolyn Fay Brown of Goodview; grandchildren Samuel, Angela, Carolyn and Kristy; great-grandchildren Michael, Aspen, Caira, Austin, Avory and Koleman; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Powell Funeral Home will assist with the graveside service which will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at Halifax Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Danny Brizendine officiating.

The family would like to thank the staff of Berkshire Healthcare for their loving care.


The family will receive friends on Monday, July 15, 2013, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Oakey’s Vinton Chapel. Online condolences may be made at