Niriel Sawyers Alley, 87, of Galax, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at her home.
She was born in Carroll County on July 4, 1925, to Robert and Nolia Wright Sawyers.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Sanford Alley.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Guyda and Johnny R. Melton of Galax and Sue and Kenneth Green of Woodlawn; sons and daughters-in-law, Cleve Sawyers of Woodlawn, Clifton and Barbara Alley and Jerrell and Linda Alley, all of Galax; sisters and brother-in-law, Frances Moxley and Wanda and Dallas Burnett; brother, Swanson Sawyers, all of Galax; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral was held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Myron Dalton officiating. Burial followed in the Alley Cemetery.