Frances Blackwell Riley

Published 11:57 pm Saturday, November 17, 2012

Frances Blackwell Riley, 102, a resident of Mt. Hermon, died at 12:20 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 at the residence of her granddaughter in Bush. She was born Jan. 2, 1910.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Riley; five sons, Joe G. Green, Julius Riley, D.S. Riley, Boyett Devoya Riley and John Henry Brown; and several brothers and sisters.

She is survived by one brother, David M. Blackwell of Holden; 17 grandchildren; and numerous great- and great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, Nov. 20 at Crain Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until time for the funeral service at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Bill Galloway, Dr. Joe Baugh and Rev. Micah Rutland officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Hermon Cemetery. Obituaries can be viewed online at