Rita L. Tidwell Isham, 79, of Arnold Road, Lexington, N.C. passed away Thursday, Oct. 14, 2016 at her home. Mrs. Isham was born Oct. 18, 1936 to James Aud Tidwell and Rose Ann Francis Tidwell in Marshall County, Kansas. She moved to Wartburg, Tenn. in Morgan County at an early age. She attended and graduated from Wartburg Central High School and later graduated from The School of Cosmetology in Tullahoma, Tenn., while living in Winchester. She later owned a beauty shop in Goodlettsville, Tenn. before moving to Davidson County. After moving to Davidson County she worked at Zimmerman's Department Store for many years and later at Slim Solutions where she retired. She was preceded in death by her parents as well as six brothers, Max, Dean, Homer, Sydney, John and Rex; and one sister, Betty. She is survived by her husband, Curtis Eugene Isham of the home; one son, Duane Isham and wife Sarah of Lexington, N.C.; one daughter, Janet Isham of Lexington, N.C.; two sisters, Mary Jo Brewer and Louise Schubert both of Tennessee; sister-in-law, Lois Tidwell; three grandchildren, Brittany, Joseph and Lea; and three great-grandchildren. A graveside service was held Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 at Forest Hill Memorial Park with Rev. David Langley officiating services. No formal visitation will be held. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, N.C. 27292. Davidson Funeral Home, Lexington, NC was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www. Davidsonfuneralhome.net .
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