Mildred Arlene (Ridge) Hayworth

December 20, 1927December 10, 2018

Mount Airy - Mildred Arlene Ridge Hayworth, 90, passed away at Central Continuing Care in Mount Airy on December 10, 2018.

She was born in Guilford County on December 20, 1927, a daughter to L.D. Ridge and Mary E. Murphy Ridge. Along with her parents, Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Reitzel Hayworth; brothers, Wallace Ridge and Darrel Ridge; and sister, Wanda Dobbins. She was a Charter member of Montlieu Avenue United Methodist Church and was strong in her faith. Mildred loved to play piano and sing. She was a bookkeeper for her husband at Hayworth’s Plumbing Company.

Surviving are her daughters; Diana Jennings and husband, J.W.; Gloria Craig and husband, Terry; Louise Lichtenberger and husband, Howard; grandchildren, Terri Jean Coppage and husband, Corey; Lorraine Gay and husband, Chuck; Jennifer Hostetter and husband, Lance; Peggy Craig, Trena Fogleman and husband, Duane; Jay Jennings and wife, Jessica; Michelle Freeman, Judy McCardle and husband, Jeff; J.T. Lichtenberger; 18 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 16, 2018, in the Chapel at Sechrest Funeral Service in High Point, and interment will follow in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service.

Sechrest Funeral Service of High Point is honored to serve the Hayworth family.

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  • L.D. Ridge, Father
  • Mary E. (Murphy) Ridge, Mother
  • Claude Rietzel Hayworth, Husband
  • Gloria Craig (husband, Terry), Daughter
  • Diana Jennings (husband, J.W.), Daughter
  • Louise Lichtenberger (husband, Howard), Daughter
  • Terri Jean Coppage (husband, Corey), Granddaughter
  • Lorraine Gay (husband, Chuck), Granddaughter
  • Jennifer Hostetter (husband, Lance), Granddaughter
  • Peggy Craig, Granddaughter
  • Trena Fogleman (husband, Duane), Granddaughter
  • Jay Jennings (wife, Jessica), Grandson
  • Michelle Freeman, Granddaughter
  • Judy McCardle (husband, Jeff), Granddaughter
  • J.T. Lichtenberger, Grandson
  • Wallace Ridge, Brother
  • Darrel Ridge, Brother
  • Wanda Dobbins, Sister

  • J.T. Lichtenberger
  • Michael Fogleman
  • Devin Fogleman
  • Joshua Fogleman
  • Mitchell Purvis
  • Brent Purvis


  • Visitation Sunday, December 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, December 16, 2018

Mildred Arlene (Ridge) Hayworth

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