Niriel Sawyers Alley, 87, of Galax, died Sept. 27, 2012 at her home.
She was born July 4, 1925 in Carroll County, to the late Robert and Nolia Wright Sawyers.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sanford Alley.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Guyda and Johnny 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; 17great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Her funeral service was held Sept. 29, 2012 at the Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home Chapel in Galax with the Rev. Myron Dalton officiating. Burial was in the Alley Cemetery.