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Elizabeth Slate Riley / February 15, 2018

Elizabeth Slate Riley, 93, of Richmond, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. She was born in South Boston on March 25, 1924, a daughter of the late Robert Ragland Slate Sr. and the late Elizabeth Johnson Slate. She was married to the late Rev. Frank C. Riley, Jr. and was a member of First Baptist Church.

Ms. Riley is survived by one daughter, Carol Yowell (Jack) of Charlottesville; three sons, Robert R. Riley (Kim) of Richmond, Peter P. Riley (Janet) of Nelson and Lyle A. Riley (Mary) of Powhatan; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; one sister, Bebe Osborne of South Boston.

She was preceded in death by one son, F. Carson Riley III and one brother, Robert R. Slate Jr.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, Feb. 17 at 11 a.m. at Oak Ridge Cemetery with Rev. Bob Ballance and Rev. Susan Davis officiating.

Memorials may be directed to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 815 North Main Street, South Boston, VA 24592.

Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home, Powell Cremation Services.

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