Mr. Alden Derwin Gravely

ELKIN — Mr. Alden Derwin Gravely, age 57, of Elkin, N.C. died Monday, April 28 at Hugh Chattam Memorial Hospital. He was born Jan. 3, 1957 in Radford, Va. to the late Coagle Draper Gravely and Mary Elizabeth Hanks. Mr. Gravely worked 40 years for AT&T as a billing clerk and was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Bootsie Gravely of the home; daughter, Angel Marie Duncan of State Road, N.C.; sons, Dewayne and Jason Gravely of Dobson, N.C.; grandchildren, Shaunna Marie Anderson, Kayla Anderson, Noah, Riley, Amy and Emma Gravely; great-grandchild, Mykel Anderson; sisters, Jane Hawks of Mt. Airy, N.C., Iva Galyean of Mt. Airy, N.C., Gracie Gravely of Mt. Airy, N.C., Sheila Eversole of Pulaski, Va.; brothers, Van Gravely from Pulaski, Va., Vincent Gravely of Pulaski, Va., Jarvis Gravely of Pulaski, Va.; many sisters and brothers in law, and many friends and co-workers of the AT&T family. In addition to his parents, Mr. Gravely was preceded in death by his grandchild, Dillon Anderson, and brother, Damon Gravely.

A memorial service will be held Friday, May 2, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Howell Funeral Chapel of Mt. Airy, N.C. conducted by the Rev. Tim Smith. The family will receive friends from 12 p.m. until time of the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Autism society of Surry County Chapter at 163 Chestnut Ridge Rd. Mt. Airy, NC 27030. Donations may also be made to Woltz Hospice home in Dobson, NC.

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