Mary Gravely Riley, 96 passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2020, in Villa Rica GA. She was born on December 11, 1923, in Berwind, West Virginia , the daughter of Millard and Molly Gravely. Mary resided in Blountville, Tennessee most of her life before moving to Villa Rica, Georgia in 2008. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Blountville, Tennessee. Mary was a graduate of Big Creek High School in War, West Virginia and attended several secretarial colleges thereafter before joining the U. S. Navy in 1943. She received an Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Navy, Key West, Florida in 1945. Mary loved to read and was an avid Atlanta Braves fan.
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Mrs. Riley was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Riley and a son, Michael Riley. Her sister, Nina Decker of Bristol, Virginia, passed away hours after. She is survived by a sister, Ann O’Bryan of Bristol, Tennessee; two sons, Donald L. Riley and wife Christine, Thomas Riley and wife Annette, and a daughter-in-law, Becky Riley; grandchildren, Daniel Riley, Ashley (Stephen) Irby, Lauren (Derek) Thomas, Noah (Jennifer) Riley, Nathan (Dezaray) Riley and Kelly (Tate) Stophel; four great grandchildren and another on the way; several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at 10:00 am in the Mausoleum of Love at East Tennessee Funeral Home & Cemetery, 2630 Highway 75, Blountville, Tennessee, with Donald Riley officiating.
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