In memory of
Jesse Riley
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In memory of
Jesse Riley
SALUDA — Jesse Cauthen "Cotton" Riley, 93, died Monday, October 17, 2016 at his residence. Born in Saluda County and a son of the late Jesse S. and Ola Force Riley, he was the husband of Kathleen B. Riley and was first married to the late Katherleen Boozer Riley. Mr. Riley was a member of Smyrna Presbyterian Church and a former Sunday school teacher at Bethany United Methodist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Linda Rogers (Jerry) of Saluda and Tina R. Wilburn (Junior) of Union; two sons, Phil Riley of Chappells and Tracy Riley (Debra) of Saluda; a stepdaughter, Shirley B. Mills (Edward) of Newberry; a stepson, Ronnie Bishop (Debbie) of Greenwood; a brother, Kelly Riley (Sandra) of Saluda; three sisters, Lucy Crouch (Bobby) of Saluda, Sue Mills (George) and Shelby Siebert (John), both of Prosperity; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; three step grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren. Mr. Riley was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday at Ramey Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, October 21, 2016 at Smyrna Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dan Ratchford and Rev. Dan Bradley officiating. Interment will follow in Bethany United Methodist Church Cemetery in Saluda. Memorials may be made to Smyrna Presbyterian Church, 32 Smyrna Road, Newberry, SC 29108 or to Bethany United Methodist Church, c/o Clara Riley, 242 Bethany Church Road, Saluda, SC 29138. Memories and condolences may be shared online at
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