Lewey, Ila Rita Austin

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Ila Rita Austin Lewey, 90, of Poplar Hill, passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at her home after a long illness.

She was born at Pulaski, Va. on July 3, 1916. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Thomas and Annie Burton Austin, her husband, James Wilbur Lewey, Sr.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Dale and Martha Lewey of Hilton Head Island, S.C., Jim and Sherry Levey, Blue Ridge, Va.; one daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Al Shelor of Poplar Hill; two sisters, Tiny Chaffin and Nita Jennell of Pulaski; nine grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home, White Gate. Burial in the Newbern Cemetery, Newbern. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.