Melba Lorain Riddle, 87, of New Castle passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at Henry Community Health. She was born February 20, 1933 in Albany, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Roy and Bessie (Willen) Cross.
She was a member of Greensboro United Methodist Church. Melba loved raising her children & spending time with family and friends. She also enjoyed horseback riding in her younger years.
Survivors include five sons, Keith Ferrell, James “Mike” Ferrell, Steve (Kathy) Ferrell, Tim Fowler and Larry (Tina) Fowler; grandchildren, Keithea (Clint) Hollars, Jake Ferrell, Leigh Ferrell, Michelle Byers, Laura (Joe) Proctor, Chris Ferrell, Jami Ferrell, Stephanie (Ben) Madison, Josh Fowler, Dustin (Michelle) Fowler, Kim (David) Wall and Paul Fowler; great grandchildren, Riley &, Jaycie Hollars, Cheyanne Hollars, Oliver Patterson, Cody & Lexi Madison and Dawson Smith, Austin & Peyton Fowler, Presley, Colt, Maddi, Soraya & Nakaya Fowler, Courtney (Tim) Dumas, Nichole (Jeremy) Putnam, Josh Wall, Hailey & Mackinsy Fowler; several great-great grandchildren; brother, Howard (Genevieve) Cross; and numerous nieces & nephews.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Herb Ferrell; second husband, Walt Fowler; third husband; Max Riddle; sister, Geneva Brown; and daughter-in-law, Karen Ferrell.
Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 9, 2020 at Hicksite Cemetery in Greensboro with Pastor Roby Wood officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle. Memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer’s Research Foundation 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, MD 20871. You may share a memory or express condolences of Melba at