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Doris Crafton Riggs

October 15, 1933October 12, 2019

DORIS CRAFTON RIGGS TALORSVILLE – Doris Crafton Riggs, 85 passed away on October 12, 2019. She was born on October 15, 1933 in Catawba County and she was the daughter of the late Everette Eugene and LeCora Marlow Crafton. Doris worked for Viewmont Hosiery Mills in Hickory for many years before retiring as a homemaker. She was an avid gardener, loved the outdoors, her pets, listening to gospel music, and spending time in her kitchen. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Lawson Riggs; siblings, Boyd Crafton, Irene Shirley, Glenn Crafton, and Shuford Crafton. Survivors include her brother, Howard Crafton of Hickory; sisters, Neva Hamby of Matthews, Gail Kletter of Denver; many nieces and nephews and her beloved canine companion, Chelsea. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 2 PM at Catawba Funeral Home with Pastor Sam Craven officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1 PM- 2 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alexander County Humane Society. Condolences may be left at www.catawbamemorial.com. The Riggs Family is under the care of Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations.


  • Howard Crafton, Brother
  • Neva Hamby, Sister
  • Gail Kletter, Sister
  • Many nieces and nephews and her beloved canine companion, Chelsea.

  • Alexander County Humane Society


  • Visitation Tuesday, October 15, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Tuesday, October 15, 2019


Doris Crafton Riggs

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Georgette LePage

October 14, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss, Neva and family. We adored Doris and are grateful for the many years that we shared knowing her. Matthew had a soft spot for her! Please accept our condolences!
The LePage Family