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Frankie Sherlin


Last updated 8/13/2015 at Noon

Frankie Lee (Riddle) Sherlin, 80, of Deweyville passed away Monday, Aug. 10, at her residence.

Frankie was born May 18, 1935 in Eugene, Or., to Blanche Mae (Sherlin) and Robert “Zeke” Riddle. She had lived in the Deweyville area for the last 10 year; she had lived prior in Houston and North Carolina. She enjoyed reading and listening to music. Frankie was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend, who loved spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Macie Marie Schwarzburg, Amilee Riddle and brothers, Robert Joseph Riddle and Julius Carl Buchanan.

Frankie is survived by her daughters, Nona Francis Buchanan of Waynesville, NC and Brenda Meadows and husband, Richard of Deweyville; son, Robert Charles Buchanan of Swannanoa, NC; sisters, Sherlie Smith of Humble and Clara Dianne Roark and husband, Joe of Lufkin. She is also survived by her loving grandchildren, Courtney Chevonne Buchanan, Brittany Buchanan, Rachel Buchanan, Elwood Buchanan, Brendan Shannon Nichols, Melynda Leanne Sizemore-Meadows, Brooke Natelee Meadows; great grandchildren, Keri Elizabeth Buchanan, Nyah Christine Green Arch, and Payton Buchanan and her favorite niece, Penny Wheeler and husband, John and great niece Erica Wheeler.

A memorial service will be will be held Saturday, Aug. 15, at 2:00 pm, at Dorman Funeral Home in Orange, with a gathering of family and friends one hour prior to the service. The Rev. John Fortenberry will be officiating.

Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Dorman Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed for the family at

Burial will be held at a later date at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery in Weaverville, NC, Reems Creek Community.


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