Oleta Alderman Gravley, 78, of Draper, one of God’s precious angles was called home Monday, March 29, 2010. Her smiling face now brightens up the heavens celebrating Jesus’ resurrection.
Born in Carroll county June 7, 1932 she was the daughter of the late Burton and Huldah McGrady Alderman. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ora Calvin Gravley and a grandson, Johnathan Douglas Spence. She was a member of the Draper’s Valley Presbyterian Church and worked as a greeter for Wal-Mart for the last eighteen years.
Oleta was the blessed mother of Linda Tate of Max Meadows, Deborah Spence of Draper, Garnett Michael and Betty Alderman of Cherryfield, Maine, Wayne C Gravley of Draper and Bobby and Diane Gravley of Dublin; grandchildren Gary Froehler of Colorado Springs; Annastasia Alderman of Maine; Michele Alderman of Harrington, Maine; Leslie T. Anderson, Derek L. Tate, Ashlyn N. Spence all of Draper; Cari G. Vest of Christiansburg; Christi G. Eades of Pulaski and Courtney L. Gravley of Dublin; great-grandchildren Aurora B. and Nikki C Anderson of Draper; Matthew T. Tate of Max Meadows; Carlie I. Burton of Missouri; Addison L. Vest of Christiansburg; Austin and Alexis Eades of Pulaski; great-great-granddaughter Trinity Faith Williams of Draper. Oleta was a special mother to Tommy Tate of Draper.
Funeral services will be held Thursday April 1, at 7 p.m. from Stevens Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Roland Mathews officiating. Visiting will be from 5:30 p.m. till the service hour. Burial will follow in the Five Forks Cemetery, Carroll County at 10 am Friday, April 2.
The Family wishes memorials be sent to the cure of breast cancer in care of “Susan G. Komen for the Cure”, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, Texas 75265-0309.
Arrangements are by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.