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Colonial Funeral Home

323 2Nd Street, Columbia, MS

OBITUARY

William "Sonny" Riley

April 3, 1940September 8, 2019

William “Sonny” Riley, age 79, passed away Sunday September 8, 2019 at his residence in Columbia, MS. A native to Columbia, he was a marine pipeline superintendent and member of First Baptist Church Columbia. Sonny enjoyed gardening, fishing, and watching westerns. Mr. Riley was preceded in death by his wife, Jolane Riley; parents, T.L. and Tammy Riley; and a great-granddaughter, Stella Grace Powell. He is survived two daughters, Joan Dell “Dorrie” Roney of Gulfport, and Jolene (Todd) Dollar of Jefferson, GA; a son, James David Riley of Hattiesburg, MS; two brothers, Tommy (Dot) Riley of McComb, MS, and James Harold (Lisa) Riley of Columbia; nine grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Columbia with Reverend Reed Houston presiding. Colonial Funeral Home in Columbia is in charge of arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • Jolane Riley, Wife (deceased)
  • T.L. Riley, Father (deceased)
  • Tammy Riley, Mother (deceased)
  • Stella Grace Powell, Great Granddaughter (deceased)
  • . ., .
  • Joan Dell "Dorrie" Roney, Daughter
  • Jolene (Todd) Dollar, Daughter
  • James David Riley, Son
  • Tommy (Dot) Riley, Brother
  • James Harold (Lisa) Riley, Brother
  • 9 Grandchildren
    and
    8 Great-Grandchildren

Services

  • Graveside Service Thursday, September 12, 2019

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