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Marteal Tidwell Redden (11-07-2013)
Photo of Marteal Tidwell ReddenFuneral services for Mrs. Marteal Tidwell Redden, 81, of Farmerville, La were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at Sardis Baptist Church in Farmerville with Bro. J.L. Williams and Bro. Bob Jackson officiating. Interment was in the Sardis Cemetery under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home. Mrs. Redden, a homemaker, died Saturday, November 2. She was a member of Sardis Baptist Church and loved to write poems.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Levi Clenton Redden; parents, Joe and Elma Tidwell; one brother: Norris Tidwell; three sisters, Vernice Simpson; Odell Hinton; and Laveal Tidwell; one son-in-law, Kenny Craighead; and one grandson, Bradley Knight. Left to cherish her memory are her six daughters, Kathy Harrison and husband, Max; Judy Ates; Sherry Braswell; Debbie Craighead; Karen Knight and husband, Harlin; and Christy Redden, all of Farmerville; sister, Myrtis Taylor of West Monroe; sister-in-law, Doris Russell of Farmerville; nine grandchildren; twenty-two great grandchildren; twelve great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Her grandsons and great grandsons served as pallbearers. Visitation was held Monday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Sardis Baptist Church. The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Steven Unkel and the staff of Union General Hospital and the staff at Arbor Lake Skilled Nursing Center. Online messages for the family may be left at