Obituary – Ridenour, Lewis L., 1965

Clinton Courier-News, April 15, 1965, Section 1, page 8:

L. L. Ridenour dies after brief illness.  Lewis L. Ridenour, 88, 212 Oak St., Clinton, died at his home Sunday after a brief illness.

Mr. Ridenour, who was a member of the Campbell County Court for 18 years, taught in the Campbell County schools for more than 50 years.

He was an active member of Memorial Methodist Church.  For a number of years, he had made a daily visit to the Courthouse in Clinton, stopping to visit with various county officials and others around the Courthouse.  His daily trips were interrupted only by his recent illness.

He was past state counselor of the Junior Order of American Mechanics and was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge.  Although a widely known leader in Republican activities, Mr. Ridenour was recently made a colonel on the staff of Gov. Frank Clement.  He was also made an honorary citizen of Knoxville and of Chattanooga.

Mr. Ridenour is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elphia Layne Ridenour; four sons, J. Carson, a Clinton attorney; George W., Anderson County Trustee; Sweetwater attorney Billy R., and Robert T. Ridenour, with the U. S. Navy in Portsmouth, Va.; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Memorial Methodist Church with the Rev. J. Fort Fowler officiating.  Burial was in Newcomb Cemetery in Campbell County.

[Transcribed by Stephanie A. Hill from a photocopy of the microfilmed original in the genealogy vertical files at the Lake City Library.]

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