Callie Mae Gravley

November 2, 1929April 13, 2019

Callie Mae Gravley, 89, passed away peacefully on April 13, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Perry and Carrie Hightower.

Callie married the love of her life, Cecil Gravley, in 1952, and they spent almost 60 years together until his passing in 2012. She was a devoted wife and loving mother to her two children. Callie was a member of Overbrook Baptist Church for 58 years, and she served the community through her extensive volunteer work both in and out of the church. At Overbrook, she volunteered in the church nursery, Vacation Bible School, Sunday School, the World Changers Program, the Women’s Missionary Union, the Eastside Crisis Center, and as the church bereavement coordinator. She had a humble servant’s heart.

Callie retired from Sears after 20+ years of employment. She also worked many years for the Greenville City Police Department as a crossing guard for Overbrook-Eastover Elementary School.

Callie is survived by her children, Cecil Ray Gravley (Ann) and Cathy Petropoulos; her grandchildren: Chris Gravley, Robin Peacock (Eric), Brandon Gravley, and Daniel Gravley; her great-grandchildren: Magen Peacock, Hailey Peacock, and EJ Peacock; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Callie was predeceased by seven brothers: David, Franklin, Jack, Olen, Charles, James, and Henry; one sister, Patricia; and her son-in-law, Jimmy Petropoulos.

The family will receive friends on Monday, April 15th at Mackey Funerals and Cremations at Century Drive from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 16th at Overbrook Baptist Church at 11:00 am with a committal service following at Woodlawn Memorial Park.

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  • Cecil Ray Gravley, Son
  • Ann Gravley, Daughter-in-law
  • Cathy Petropoulos, Daughter
  • Chris Gravley, Grandson
  • Robin Peacock, Granddaughter
  • Eric Peacock, Grandson-in-law
  • Brandon Gravley, Grandson
  • Daniel Gravley, Grandson
  • Magen Peacock, Great Granddaughter
  • Hailey Peacock, Great Granddaughter
  • EJ Peacock, Great Grandson
  • Cecil Gravley, Husband


  • Visitation Monday, April 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 16, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Callie Mae Gravley

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Yvonne Young

April 20, 2019

I am so sorry to read about Callie's passing. We have just returned from out of town. She was a dear friend to my mom, Loiuse Barrieau. I will always remember her kindness to mom and our entire family, when my brother and then my dad each passed away. Her visits to mom during her final months were comforting to me. Your family are in our prayers.

Dale Hightower

April 14, 2019

Aunt Callie was a gracious class act. She always made you feel loved and never missed an opportunity to tell you the same. Special memories were simply sitting with her at various events where she would hold and rub my hand. Uncle Cecil and her brothers/sisters are in for an ear full.
Rest in Peace Callie Mae.
Love you dearly