At L.A. Public Library (5th Street, Main Branch) Genealogy Department, I found a book with burial information for African-Americans in Choctaw County, AL.
Plaque on Church (photographs in book):
St. Mary United Methodist Church, organized 1860, rebuilt 1928.
Oldest Member, Hannah Williams
Leo M. McClendon,I. C.H. School Supt.
Mary B. Ridgeway,U.M.W. Pres.
Johnie F. Horn Pres., U.M.Y.F.
Henry Williams,Chm. of Adm. Bd.
Johnnie Hamptom, Chm.
Charlie A. Ridgeway
Alonza L. Lassiter
Benni M. Gaines
Jefferson D. Ridgeway
Ernest D. Ridgeway, Director
Levi D. Knox, Pastor
Robert H. Collins, Dist. Supt.
Carl J. Sanders, Resident Bishop
I do not have all of the pagesas yet, but following are Ridgeways listed in Index on page 109:
Two that I think are my husband's relatives but may be typos or misreads:
Clarence Ridgeway, b. April 18, 1954, "There is rest in heaven"
James Ridgeway, b. March 4, 1941, "Gone, but not forgotten"
Oberta T. Ridgeway, b. August 9, 1915, "Into God's Hands"
Annie Francis Ridgeway (Editor's Note:Her maiden name was Mitchell and her nickname was Annakee.)no dates
Henry Ridgeway (no dates)
Cain Ridgeway, Sr., b. August 15, 1888, d. July 16,
1973 "He died as he lived a Christian"
Mr. Charlie Ridgeway, b. August 17, 1926, d. December 30, 1985 (Berry & Gardner Funeral Home Meridian Mississippi)
Georgia Mae Ridgeway, b. January 9, 1922, d. December 27, 1989 (note:Eastern Star)
Ida Ridgeway, b. May 8, 1890, d. March 12, 1968 "Not forgotten"
Jack Ridgeway, b. December 15, 1885, d. July 4, 1970, "Gone,but not forgotten"
Laura C. Ridgeway, b. October 12, 1891, d. November 6, 1981 "Our father which art in heave.(Editor's Note:On headstone with husband, Nelson.)
Nelson Ridgeway, b. June 19, 1885, d. May 26, 1978 "Gone but not forgotten"
Mabell Ridgeway, b. October 7, 1914, d. September 6, 1960 "Son"
Mary B. Ridgeway, b. 1917, d. 1984,"Asleep in Jesus"
Mary E. Ridgeway, b. May 24, 1894, d. May 13, 1974,"She faltered by the wayside and the Angels took her home:
Neola L. Ridgeway, b. June 1, 1902, d. November 5, 1985, "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith"
Taylor Ridgeway, b. December 17, 1915, d. April 6, 1984, "His memory is blessed"
Tom Ridgeway, b. 1888, d. July 13, 1962
Uslieses C. Ridgeway, b. February 2, 1917, d. June 6, 1973 "Gone, but not forgotten"
Timothy Ridgeway, b. October 15, 1872, d. September 17, 1968
Emma Mae Ridgeway Todd, b. 1918, d. November 19, 1990
Also listed:Pennington, Peppers, Pinkey, Pitts, Potter, Prestage, Pritchett, Randolph, Ray, Reed, Rembert, Robinson, Rodgers, Ward, Watson, White, William, Williams, Wilson, Wimly, Witherspoon, Woodard, Woodward, Yarbrough, Young