Obituary and funeral service: Franklin Riden, 82, of Monroe

Franklin Riden age 82 of Monroe, passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at Center Hill Baptist Church, 2940 Gratis Road, Monroe, GA 30656, Rev. Marion Prather and Rev. Steve Moon officiating. The burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Mr. Riden retired from the U.S. Postal Service where he worked in Conyers, he also worked with Walton County Recycling Center, Monroe. He was a member of Center Hill Baptist Church, Monroe. Mr. Riden also enjoyed bird watching, golf and the Georgia Bulldogs. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Eleanor Riden; children, Rhonda & Jody Hawk; Ginger & Jeff McGuffey; Julie & Thor Whitmore; Doug & Lee Williams; Tom & Stacy Williams all of Monroe; Todd Williams, Sr., Gratis; sister, Jerry Barnette, Athens; 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; and nieces & nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Center Hill Baptist Church Building Fund. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 209 South Hammond Drive, Monroe, GA 30655. 770-267-2594. Please leave online condolences at

Reposted courtesy of Tim Stewart Funeral Home.

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