Gravley, James William

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James William (JW) Gravley, 67, of Parrott in Pulaski County, Va., departed this life Wednesday, August 25, 2010, in Vinton. Born in Radford on April 12, 1943, he was a son of Mary Cressel Gravley and the late William David Gravley. JW was an auto mechanic always willing to help his neighbors out with a repair job. He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Connie G. Lucado. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Meletta Gravley; his mother, Mary Cressel Gravley, of Parrott; his sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Marshall Page, of Parrott; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Bryant and Phyllis Gravley, of Parrott, Roger and Angie Gravley, of Parrott; his brother-in-law and his wife, Paul and Carol Long of Salem; a special friend, Lori Davis Anderson, of Parrott; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke with Pastor Eddie Dalton officiating. Burial will follow in the Sifford Cemetery at Parrott. The family will receive friends at the funeral home two hours before the services. Online condolences may be sent by visiting