Hannah Daye Ridling

January 1, 1994May 25, 2010

RIDLING, Hannah Daye, 16, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 25, 2010, from injuries sustained in an accident on May 23. Hannah lived life to the fullest. She cherished her family, her many friends, and all of God’s creatures. She will continue to live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved her, and through the ultimate gift of life to those in need. Hannah is survived by her parents Jim and Catherine Ridling of Montgomery; half sister Erin Ridling of Little Rock, Arkansas; grandmother Jean Turner of Tampa, Florida; grandfather Hans Weise of Montgomery; aunts and uncles Sonny and Kim Ridling of Louisiana; Johnnie and Wes Atwood, Karla and Jim Chambers of Arkansas; Helen and Bobby Free of Texas; Sherry Marks, and Eric and Tanya Turner of California; and cousins Bethany and Kenny Claxton of Fitzpatrick; Debi and Briana Turner of California; Zack and Josh Owen, and Chris Landon of Arkansas; Mark Landon of California; and Terry Landon of Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Lt. Col. (USAF Ret.) Charles Turner, Della Weise, and Ardeth and Carl Ridling. She also leaves behind her beloved horses Pippin and Dusty; dogs and cats Neville, Sam, Georgia, Chloe, Hawk, Misty and Gabbana, and her bunny Tater Tot. They will miss her love and care so very much. Hannah recently completed her sophomore year at Trinity Presbyterian School. Hannah’s true love was her horses. For several years, Hannah competed nationally in equestrian events. Visitation for Hannah will be held Thursday, May 27 at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m. The funeral home is located at 10505 Atlanta Highway. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 28, at 11 a.m. at Frazer United Methodist Church, which is located at 6000 Atlanta Highway. Officiating will be the Revs. John Ed Mathison, Lester Spencer, Janeese Spencer, and Jeremy Smith. Burial will follow immediately at Alabama Heritage Cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected friends and schoolmates. The Hannah Ridling Memorial Fund has been established at River Bank and Trust to benefit the Montgomery Humane Society. River Bank and Trust has locations in Montgomery (Halcyon Park Drive), Prattville (Cobbs Ford Road) and Wetumpka (U.S. 231). To send memorials by mail, please send checks made payable to the Hannah Ridling Memorial Fund to: River Bank and Trust, P.O. Box 240938, Montgomery, Alabama 36117. Condolences may be offered at Alabama Heritage Directing.


  • Funeral Service Friday, May 28, 2010
  • Visitation Thursday, May 27, 2010
  • Graveside Committal Service Friday, May 28, 2010

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Barbara Wood

May 25, 2011

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Ridling. Hannah has touched so many lives as I read. And she touched our lives and our son's. No words work so I won't try but please know I feel your pain. This is one year later but I had to say thank you for the love you showed through Hannah and may God help you as you walk day by day. My thoughts will forever be with you.

Linda Kolsky

June 3, 2010

Dearest Jim and Cathy, I'm so stunned to hear of your tragic loss. I truly know how you feel, and can only offer you the courage to focus only on your gratitude for having been blessed for 17 years with such a wonderful daughter. Think of Hannah in life only. Your faith will see you through this time. Jim, I never forgot your kindness when Patrick died. Please know I am thinking about you and praying for your family. Remember Hannah's sense of humor and her laughter. Relive those moments and laugh with her. It will help over time. Love, Linda

June 2, 2010

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Michael Chandler

June 2, 2010

Jim & Cathy - our hearts, our prayers our thoughts are with you. I know dad will help keep an eye on her upstairs. God bless. Michael & Grace Chandler

Bennie Hutcheson

June 1, 2010

Jim, Cathy,
Just wanted you to know that your old FFIC friends here at Deep South are thinking of you. No word can express the sorrow we feel. Just know that we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Bennie, George Regan,Sandra Stephenson,Pat Massey,Dianne Scroggins

Judy Lewis and Mary Atkins Hunt

June 1, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Hannah will be missed by her many Eventing Young Rider friends.

Linda Clifton

May 30, 2010

May God comfort and bless you in the days ahead, as only he can do. You have a special place in our hearts. With love and prayers and God's divine strength. Respectfully The Family of FM Jason Clifton

May 29, 2010

Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jerry and Claire Gatling
Maumelle, AR

May 29, 2010

Jim, Our prayers are with you and you wife during this trying time. We were so saddened to hear that Hannah had passed away. Jimmy Wood told me about this at work. ( I used to be Martha Moren from Fairview) Our hearts go out to you and may God's blessings be with you. Joe and Martha Jones, Hensley, Ar