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John Oakley Gilley / February 22, 2018

John Oakley Gilley, 78, of South Boston died Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. He was born in Person County, N.C., Dec. 23, 1939, a son of the late Oakley Gilley and the late Gracie Carver Gilley. He was married to the late Edna Marie Link Gilley.

Mr. Gilley is survived by two sons, Michael Steve Gilley and wife Lisa Ann of Fredericksburg and Troy Vincent Gilley of Bracey; and companion, Evelyn R. Saunders of South Boston.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home.

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