Alley, Erma Phillips

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Erma Gene Phillips Alley, 77, of Pilot, passed away on Friday, March 22, 2013. She was born April 10, 1935 in Kyle, McDowell County, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Edgar Curtis and Lessie Gay Phillips.

She is preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, William Oscar “Billy Neal” Rhea, and Robert Ted Smith; one sister, Merlie Bain; two brothers, Roy Andrew Phillips, William Lee “Bill” Phillips; two grandchildren, Donna Darlene Zeigler, Barry Thomas Zeigler; one great-grandchild, Zachary Andrew Zeigler; a dear friend and former mother-in-law, Gladys Lambert.

She is survived by her husband, Clinton William Alley of Pilot; two sons, Edgar Clinton Alley and wife Tina of Pilot, Andrew Rhea and wife Chantay of Arizona; two daughters, Joyce Winters and husband Roscoe of Blacksburg, Leslie Gaylene Robinson and husband Shannon of Galax. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, David, Charles, Crystal, Anthony, Matt, Brayden, Brody, Keaton, Marissa, Jordanna, and Nicholas; eight great-grandchildren, Myah, Toni Jo, Zoe, Justin, Ona, Jackson, Thor, and Sara; two stepgrandchildren, Christina, Wesley; three step great-grandchildren, Jacob, Joshua, and Faith; brother, Richard Noah Phillips and wife Ann of Salem.

Funeral Service will be held 1 p.m. on Monday, March 25, 2013 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Thomas Pegram officiating. Interment to follow in the Indian Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the funeral home.

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