Tupelo-Frances Fletcher Lyles, 91, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo after a short illness. She was born September 28, 1926 to Floyd and Elizabeth Fletcher. A native of Roanoke, Virginia, Mrs. Lyles lived in Radford, VA. for over 50 years, working in the jewelry business. For a period of time, she worked as a tax professional. Mrs. Lyles was known for her generosity to others and was an avid reader. She loved to write poetry and travel to foreign lands. She was active in civic and professional clubs.
Survivors include her daughter, Sherry Lyles Gravatt (Nelson), grandchildren, William Lyle Gravatt, David Neal Gravatt (Bri), and Kristin Gravatt Belvin (John), great grandchildren Isabel Gravatt and Bradley Belvin, and a very special person in her life whom she mentored, Philip R. Sturgill of Christiansburg, VA. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Rayford Lyles, her daughters, Gail Diane Lyles and Brenda Lyles Saimi.
A private family service will be held at a later date. Holland Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
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Submitted by Dickie Rhea on May 2 2018 01:31:18 PM
Sherry, your mother was a special lady! My mother, Marie Houseman, and her were good friends and traveled together. You all are in my thoughts and prayers..
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