Raymond Early Gravely, 98, of 200 Church Street, Glen Easton, W. Va. died Tuesday morning June 9, 2009 in the Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, W. Va. He was born in Wythe County on May 22, 1911 and was the son of the late Charlie Gravely and Alberta Dalton Gravely. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Fannie Bowman Gravely, two daughters, Mary Baker and Betty Jane Hurd, two sons, Walter Gravely and Thomas Gravely. Mr. Gravely was a retired farmer. Surviving are his daughters Kate Wells, Glen Easton, W. Va.; Frances Martin, Pulaski; Ann Hasson, Draper; sons Bill Gravely, TX, Charles Gravely, MO; Gene Gravely, Stuart, VA; Raymond Gravely, Jr., Pulaski, VA; two half-sisters; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. from Stevens Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dale Akers officiating. Burial will follow in the Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin, Va. Visiting will be Friday evening from the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family wishes that memorials be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., Pulaski and by Anderson Funeral Home, Moundsville, W.Va.