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West Jefferson, NC
December 5, 1905
August 19, 2008
Ethel Davis Lyle, better known as “Granny” age 103, of West Jefferson, passed away on Tuesday evening, August 19, 2008 at Segraves Nursing Care Center in Jefferson.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 22, at 10:45 a.m. at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel with Elder John Jackson, Elder Larry Blevins and Elder Hollis Albritton officiating. Graveside services will be held on Friday, August 22, at 2:30 p.m. at the Davis Family Cemetery with Elder Floyd South and Elder James McNeil officiating.
The family was to receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, August 21, at Boone Family Funeral Home.
Mrs. Lyle was born in Ashe County on December 5, 1905 to the late Elder Edd Davis and Sina Miller Davis. She married Chester Lyle on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1925. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Pond Mountain Primitive Baptist Church since 1926. Mrs. Lyle traveled extensively among church and associations in the surrounding states.
Mrs. Lyle was also preceded in death by her husband, Chester Lyle; a daughter, Beulah Mae Lyle; three brothers, Russell Davis, Worth Davis and Carl Davis; two sisters, Winnie Spencer and Ella Blevins; and a daughter-in-law, Diane Lyle.
Mrs. Lyle is survived by five sons, Elder Eddie Lyle and wife, Virgie, of West Jefferson, Joe Lyle and wife, Susie, of Jefferson, Vernon Lyle and wife, Elizabeth, of Lansing, Bryan Lyle of Greensboro and Bob Lyle and wife, Sadie, of West Jefferson; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; six great, great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to: Pond Mountain Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Jessie Baldwin, 103-C Sexton Road, West Jefferson, NC 28694.
The family will be meeting at the home of Eddie and Virgie Lyle at 1521 Elliott Road in West Jefferson.
You may give the family your condolences at our website www.boonefuneralhome.com.
Boone Family Funeral Home of West Jefferson is in charge of these arrangements.
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