Charlene Riddle

1964 - 2022

CHARLENE DUPREE RIDDLE, age 57, of McRae, GA, formerly of Eastman, GA, died Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at her residence.

Obituary for Charlene Riddle

CHARLENE DUPREE RIDDLE, age 57, of McRae, GA, formerly of Eastman, GA, died Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at her residence.

 Memorial services will be held at 11:00AM Saturday, March 26, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Dahl McDermitt, Jr. officiating.

 Charlene was born and raised in Eastman, a 1982 graduate of Dodge County High School, and a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church. After graduating high school, she married the love of her life and went to work at Goody’s Manufacturing and Haynes, Inc. in the late 1980s into the early 1990s. She later worked as a nursing aid at Middle Georgia Nursing Home for six years before going to work with Visiting Nurse’s of Telfair County until 2000. After several years of working in the health care industry, she made a transition into pursuing her lifelong dream of working in law enforcement. She worked as a dispatcher for Dodge-Wilcox 911 for over 12 years and in 2012, she went to work of the Dodge County Sheriff’s office as a jailer. A milestone in her career was her involvement in opening and operating the new Dodge County Law Enforcement Center, where she continued to work until 2015. After leaving the Dodge County Sheriff’s office, she went to work for the Telfair County Sheriff’s office, under Sheriff Chris Steverson as the head jailer, and later achieved the rank of Lieutenant under Sheriff Sim Davidson, where she remained until her retirement in 2020. She enjoyed her time in law enforcement and was appreciative and honored to work with so many wonderful men and women over the years.  

Charlene was the daughter of the late Mary Jean Scarborough Dupree and Edward “Brother” Dupree and was preceded in death by a Brother, Charles Edward Dupree and her Mother-in-law, Jane Riddle.

 She is survived by her Husband of 39 years – Anthony Towns “Tony” Riddle of McRae; Sister – Jeanine D. Williams (Wayne) of Eastman; Nieces and Nephews – Dee W. Snyder (Graham), Kristin Williams, both of Eastman, Jeffrey Poole (Leigh) of Lumber City, Michelle Poole of Perry, Leslie Neal (Jamie) of McRae, and Stephen Phagan (Nicole) of Cochran; Great-Nieces and Great-Nephews – Mackenzie Snyder, Charleigh Kate Snyder, Lawson Neal, Keaton Neal, D.J. Poole, Zac Poole, Sydney McCree, Marli Neal, Annalese Poole, Skyler Phagan, Peri Phagan, Dailyn Phagan, Wade Phagan, Avery Miller, and Gabe Miller; Father-in-law - Wayne Riddle of McRae; Special Friend – Jennifer Williams; Beloved Canine Companion – Jack; Numerous Cousins and Friends.

 The family may be contacted at the Riddle residence, 55 South First Avenue, McRae, or at the residence of Dee and Graham Snyder, 1130 4th Avenue, Eastman, and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 10:00AM-11:00AM Saturday, March 26. The family request only live plants or memorial contributions to Faithful Hearts Animal Shelter, 77 Industrial Blvd, Eastman, GA 31023, or Compassus Hospice, 2505 Bellevue Rd., Dublin, GA 31021.

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