Annie Diggs

Annie Diggs Obituary


Age - 87


October 7, 2023


Smithfield, VA

Annie B. Diggs transitioned from this life on Friday, October 6, 2023 at her residence. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later date. Please keep the Diggs family in your thoughts and prayers.

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