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Donald Ray Isley

February 22, 1937 ~ November 20, 2020 (age 83)


Donald Ray Isley, 83, of Graham passed away at his residence on November 20, 2020.

A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Faye B. Isley, who survives and the son of George Kenneth Isley and Mabel McDaniel Isley, both deceased.

Donald was retired from ABSS. He was a member of Riverside Baptist Church in Graham.

In addition to his wife Faye, survivors include two children, Mark Isley and his wife Lynne of Burlington and Kim Isley of Raleigh; two grandchildren, Coby Isley and his wife Alex of Holly Springs and Josie Smith and her fiancé Will Berry of Raleigh ; two step-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Pell and her husband Mark of Burlington and Bowman Davis of Burlington; one great-granddaughter, Salem Faye Isley of Holly Springs; one sister, Judy McDaniel and her husband Norris of Burlington; a brother-in-law, James Pruitt of Graham; three sisters-in-law, Kay Reynolds of Graham, Martha Cobb of Burlington, Mildred Blalock of Graham; numerous nieces and nephews; and special family members, Lindy Isley, Ricky Smith and Lisa Smith.

Mr. Isley was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Isley Holland and Jean Isley Pruitt and two brothers, Mack Isley and Buddy Isley.

The funeral service will be conducted on Monday, November 23, 2020 at 1:00 pm at Riverside Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Graham Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at the Rich & Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 5:00 pm until 7:00pm.

The family welcomes your attendance and hopes that should you attend that you wear a mask and practice social distancing.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to AuthoraCare Collective Hospice, 914 Chapel Hill Rd. Burlington, NC 27215.

The family would like to express their sincere heartfelt thanks to Donald’s sisters-in-law and caretakers, Kay Reynolds and Martha Cobb and to Dr. Rao and the entire Hospice staff.

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November 22, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Rich and Thompson Funeral Home and Crematory, Graham
207 E. Elm Street
Graham, NC 27253

Funeral Service
November 23, 2020

1:00 PM
Riverside Baptist Church
1568 E. Harden St.
Graham, NC 27253

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