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Oma R. Rigg

Hot Springs, AR, 1914 - 2016

For over a century, this world has been a better place because of the life of Oma R. Rigg. She passed away January 5, 2016 at the age of 101. Oma was born October 5, 1914, in Duncan, Oklahoma, to Mack and Pearl (McDow) Parker.
She faithfully served the Lord as a member of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church and a charter member of Old Glaise Missionary Baptist Church. She kept her family warm with the quilts she made and kept their bellies full, earning the reputation of "Greatest Cook Ever!" She helped flowers and vegetables flourish with her green thumb, terrorized fish with her rod and reel, and loved playing games with her family.
We trust she has been reunited with her parents, husband Emerald Rigg, daughter Merry Lue Wortman-McKissack, three brothers, and a sister. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Betty Stark; grandchildren, Patty Griffin (Richard "Bo"), Janice Womack (Terry), Kathy Hopper (Steve), and David Stark (Betsy); 13 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, at 11 a.m., at Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas, with Pastor David Robinson officiating. A visitation will precede the service beginning at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Landmark Cemetery.
Pallbearers include Richard Griffin, Jr., Terry Womack, Steve Hopper, David Stark, Richard Undiner, and Richard Griffin Sr. Honorary pallbearers are Robert Leasure, Gary Parker, and Dean Vandiver. Guests may register at

Published January 8, 2016

Caruth-Hale Funeral Home
155 Section Line Road, Hot Springs, AR
Phone: 501-525-0055