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Obituary: Ellen Ruth Wiley

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Ellen Ruth Wiley, long-time resident of Summerville, passed away suddenly in Greenwood, South Carolina on Jan. 10, 2021.

Ellen was born in Summerville to the late Joseph J. Wiley Jr. and Ellen Biggs Wiley.

She was a 1966 graduate of Summerville High School, attended Vardell Hall, and graduated from the Baptist College at Charleston (Charleston Southern).

She was formerly a substitute teacher in Dorchester District II.

She was a member of Summerville Presbyterian Church. Before she moved to Greenwood, she was an active participant at the Senior Citizen Center.

Ellen is survived by her brothers, Jim and his wife, Corrie, of Hodges, South Carolina, and Ed and his wife, Susan, of Moncks Corner.

She is also survived by three nephews and their families: James Wiley of Helena, Alabama, Matthew Wiley of Greer, South Carolina, and Christopher Wiley of Missouri.

She adored her great-nephews and great-nieces, and they adored her.

A graveside service took place at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at the White Church Cemetery on Dorchester Road in Summerville.

Memorials can be made in Ellen’s memory to the Summerville Presbyterian Church, 407 S. Laurel St., Summerville, SC 29483.

Blyth Funeral Home in Greenwood, and Dyal Funeral Home in Summerville are in charge of services.