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John Lewis Rider


John Lewis Rider, 76, of Brevard, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals.

A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Robert and Etta Eubanks Rider. His first wife, Polly Rider, son, Jasper Cornett, and brother, Charles Rider, also preceded him in death.

He was a member of Cedar Mountain Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and as senior men’s Sunday school teacher. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and was retired from E. I. DuPont.

Surviving are his wife, Dicie R. Rider; daughter, Carol Martin and husband, Jerome, of Brevard; sons, Johnny Rider and wife, Traci, of Charlotte, N.C .; Mike Cornett and wife, Debbie, Tony Cornett and wife, Vickie, Troy Cornett and wife, Debbie, and Dennis Cornett and wife, Tracey, all of Brevard; daughter-in-law, Helen Cornett, of Quebec; sisters, Kathleen Morgan, of Monroe, Mich. and Mary Elizabeth Wiggins, of Mills River; brothers, Harold Rider, of Liberty, S.C., and Bert Rider and wife, Brenda, of Brevard; 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in the Moody-Connolly Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Cooke and Rev. Dr. Harlon G. Ramsey officiating.

Burial was in Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory with military honors conducted by the Honor Guard for Veterans of Transylvania County.

The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Cedar Mountain Baptist Church, P.O. Box 367, Cedar Mountain, NC 28718.

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Moody-Connolly Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.


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