Nina Twanita Ridgell, 70, of Prosperity, died Sunday, June 14, 2015, at Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital.

Born on July 20, 1944, in Saluda, she was a daughter of the late Julian Z. and Daisy Crout Oswald. She was retired from Union Switch and Signal and was a member of Corinth Lutheran Church.

Mrs. Ridgell is survived by her husband, Doyle Ridgell; daughters, Tammy Ridgell and Pascha Ridgell (Mark) Chrisley both of Prosperity; sisters, Rama McCarty of St. Matthews, Bernell Eargle and Claris Black both of Saluda, Norma Martin of Lake City, FL, Nita Stroupe of Bronson, FL and Patsy Swygert of Leesville; brothers, Duel Oswald and Cordell Oswald both of Ocala, FL; grandchildren, Nicholas Chrisley, Courtney Stone, Alex Snelling and Ridgell Chrisley; step-great-grandchildren, Drayton and Paisley Chrisley. She was predeceased by a sister, Ona Cox and brothers, Ethan Oswald and Brennan Oswald.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at Corinth Lutheran Church by the Rev. Pam Turfa. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 1741, Greenwood, SC 29648.

Active pallbearers will be Billy Jr. Ridgell, Justin Ridgell, Nicholas Chrisley, Cory Stoudemayer, Reggie Mabus and Fred Swygert, Jr.

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#8 Jo Ann Shealy 2015-06-30 10:52
Doyle I am so sorry about your loss.
God bless all of you.
#7 Donnie Black 2015-06-16 17:35
Doyle and family I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I just got home from vacation and hear about it. I hope that God gives you peace
#6 Gina T. Fingerlin 2015-06-15 22:18
I was so sorry to hear of Mrs. Ridgell's passing. I really enjoyed talking with her at the nursing home when she visited her sister. Our prayers are with all of you.
#5 Joyce and Marty Jewe 2015-06-15 15:23
Dear Doyle, Pascha, and Tammy

I am so sorry for your loss. Twanita was a lady I always admired. She was one of the sweetest people I've known and was always quick to give her winning smile. Although our lives went in different directions in latter years I will always cherish the memories of the friendship we shared as our girls grew up.
God bless you and help you during this time.
#4 R Brown 2015-06-15 08:45
I am sorry to hear of your loss. It is good to know that death is not the end. The Bible promise a resurrection of the dead in the last day. John 528,29 assures us; "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming when all that are in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." Also, Acts 24;15 says; "There is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous." I hope this message will help you cope with the loss of your loved one.
#3 Tara Madray Price 2015-06-15 08:38
Mr. Doyle, Tammy & Pascha my thoughts and prayers are with you. I loved Mrs. R during our dance years and often ran into her and Mr.Doyle in the stores and she always stopped to ask how we were doing. She will be truly missed.
#2 Linda Rikard 2015-06-15 08:37
So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family..
#1 Rev. Burton Campbell 2015-06-14 17:24
Dear Ridgell Family:

Jennifer, and I along with our congregations send prayers your way during this trying time.. We know that the Bible says, "To Be Absent from the Body, Is to be Present with the Lord." (2 Cor 5:8). We are assured that through faith in Jesus Christ we one day will meet our loved ones again on Heavens bright shore.

God bless all of you. May His precious Holy Spirit overshadow you in such a time as this.

Emmanuel Church
Pine Pleasant Baptist Church
Saluda, South Carolina

1724 Main Street, Newberry, SC 29108 - 803.276.0610