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Teddy "Ted" Riley

September 6, 1944 ~ May 17, 2019 (age 74)


Teddy Randolph Riley age 74 of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away peacefully after a sudden illness on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 8:25 p.m. at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

Services will be held at 6 p.m. in the chapel of Cleveland Funeral Home on Highway 129 South in Cleveland, Georgia. Pastor and Mrs. Alfred Gibson from La Blanc, Louisiana will be officiating. ( Mrs. Gibson is Ted Riley’s Niece ).

Ted was born to Hazel Jeanette Riley and Louis Cleo Riley on September 6, 1944 in Winona, Mississippi. Ted is survived by his wife Nancye of 54 years. Siblings; Pat (Sandy) Riley of Hattiesburg, MS. and Jeanette Riley Burns of Chicago, IL. Children; Lisa (Michael) Mills, David Riley, and Ted Riley II. Grandchildren; Kayla Mills Lisnock, Joe Lisnock, Caroline Mills, Brooke Mills, Riley Mills, Nicole Riley. He is also survived by one Great Grandchild, Logan Lisnock, age 3.

Ted and Nancye are both graduates of Delta State University in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science Degree the year that it became a University. Ted started a career with JC Penney immediately after college and stayed with JC Penney for 22 years, 1966-1988. Later, he and his wife Nancye had a home insurance business.  

For 13 years, 2006-2019 (ages 62 and 64) Mr and Mrs Riley were members of Bethlehem Baptist in Clarkesville, however they chased after Grandchildren to and from many other schools and churches while they were living here. After moving to Clarkesville, the Riley’s felt like they had found Heaven on Earth. Teds Dream was always to live on a golf course. They were able to build a home with no steps on the first level  ( age and bones ) and make other changes to the house plan that they loved on a private knoll protected by mountains and trees in the Orchard Community of Clarkesville.

Mr and Mrs Riley began their journey through life living with her parents in Cleveland, Mississippi, and are now saying “goodbye for now” in Cleveland, Georgia.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Cleveland Funeral Home & Cremation Services are in charge of these arrangements.


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