Brenda Riddle Dies

Friday, September 26, 1941 - Tuesday, December 18, 2018

A Compassionate and Loving Mother

Photo of Brenda  Riddle Dies  - 1941-2018

Canton – Brenda Riddle Dies, 77, passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

  Mrs. Dies was born September 26, 1941 in Haywood County to the late Grady Riddle and the late Christine Moore Riddle.  She made her home on Ellen Avenue in Canton and Brenda was born in the house next door to where she now resided. She married John W. Dies, Sr. and together they enjoyed traveling and following her many travel adventures  she returned to Canton to make her home.   Brenda loved being a simple country girl, she enjoyed going fishing and she was often busy quilting and crocheting.  She cherished and loved her family and nothing was more important to her than her children.  Brenda will forever be remembered as an independent,strong and compassionate lady. She was deeply loved and will be missed forever.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Dies, Sr.

Surviving are her children, John Dies, Jr. and his wife, Marcia, Pam Metheny and her husband, Jim, Jeff Dies and his wife, Gina, Tim Dies and his wife, Dreama, and Kim Rice and her husband, Tim; several brothers and sisters, as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 A graveside funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Crawford / Ray Memorial Gardens in Clyde. Pastor Jenkins will be officiating. The family is honoring Brenda as they serve as her pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Haywood County Rescue Squad, PO Box 1275, Canton, NC 28716.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Dies family.

Condolences from family and friends

We are thinking of the family with much love and sympathy during this difficult time. Brenda always had a smile and a wave and a kind word every time I saw her.
David and Judy (Harkins) Russell
Family - I am sorry for your loss. I believe Brenda was my second cousin. My grandfather ( Charles Luther Moore) and her mother were brother and sister. I remember hearing her name through the years, but I am not sure I remember her. So much is to be discovered about the Moore family. My sincerest condolences to you all. Cousin, Pamela
Pamela Moore Woodfin
Dear Family, I send you my heartfelt condolence on the loss of your dear family member. May John 5:28,29 truly strengthen you to reflect on God’s promises to bring back to life your dear loved one to a beautified earth where she can be reunited with her family, and never have to get sick and die, ever again. (Psalm 37:11,29; Isaiah 33:24)