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Vera Hartense Riley
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Birth: Jun. 1, 1909
Logan County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Jan. 4, 2002
Pope County
Arkansas, USA

Rev. Vera Riley, age 92, of Russellville, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on January 4, 2002. She was born June 1, 1909, at Magazine, Arkansas, to the late Rev. L.L. Riley and Josie (Pool) Riley. She was an Assemblies of God minister for 72 years, evangalized in ten states, pastored churches in Arkansas and Iowa.

She was active in AY'S, WM'S, and New Dimension Sunday School Class at First Assembly of God of Russellville, Arkansas She was preceded in death by sisters: Opal Hampton and Mary Lee Riley.

Survivors include sisters: Evelyn Branch of Russellville, Arkansas, Dorothy Strickland of Midland, Texas; one brother, Eugene Riley of New Mexico; Nephews, Tom Hampton, Donnie Lovell, Bill Strickland; Nieces, Edith Crabtrey, Maxie Jean Knipper, Beverly Scott, Ruby Talley, Vicki Ayule, Micki Twiss, Pam Busbee, numerous great nieces and nephews and her special adopted family, Judy Zollener and Faith Lucas, all of Wisconsin.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Assembly of God Church of Russellville with Rev. Larry Moore and Rev. Jesse Rye officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery at Russellville.

Active Pallbearers will be Tom Hampton, Donnie Lovell, Bill Strickland, Charles Scott, Gerald Scott, Chris Lovell, Bobby Busbee and Lonnie Crabtrey.

Honorary pallbearers include All Assemblies of God Ministers, Dr. Woody Jones and Staff of Senior Specialists Hospice Group. Visitation will be from 4-6 pm Sunday, January 6, 2001 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Assemblies of God Benevolence Department at Springfield, Missouri and to the Senior Specialist Hospice Group of Russellville.

(Submitted by Betty Hunter-Harrison).
Family links: 
  Luther Lee Riley (1887 - 1952)
  Josie Pool Riley (1891 - 1984)
  Vera Hartense Riley (1909 - 2002)
  Opal Mae Hampton (1913 - 1948)*
  Eugene Russell Riley (1915 - 2002)*
  Mary Lee Riley (1918 - 1919)*
  Evelyn Riley Branch (1920 - 2005)*
*Calculated relationship
Oakland Cemetery
Pope County
Arkansas, USA
Plot: East Addition, Section C, Number 90.
Created by: Ryan
Record added: Jan 23, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46999927
Vera Hartense Riley
Added by: Ryan
Vera Hartense Riley
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