Nancy Anne Hale Riley

March 10, 1928June 30, 2018

Nancy Anne Hale Riley, 90, passed away peacefully on June 30, 2018. She was born in Greenville, SC to the late William Hale and Anne McKee.

She was a long time member of Buncombe Street United Methodist Church. She was honored to be a member of The Crescent Community Club and a docent for the South Carolina Governor’s Mansion. Nancy was an avid bridge player and a member of several bridge clubs.

She is survived by daughter, Elizabeth Riley Boswell (Martin); son, Edward Riley III; four grandchildren: Andrew Riley Boswell (Kristine), William James Boswell, Elizabeth Grace Lindsey (Brentton) and Ted Riley IV. Mrs. Riley was predeceased by her husband, Edward P. Riley, Jr.

Visitation will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, July 2, 2018 at Buncombe Street United Methodist Church with service in the chapel at 3:00 pm, followed by burial at Woodlawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to A Child’s Haven, 20 Martin Drive, Greenville, SC 29617 or the Buncombe Street United Methodist Church, Congregational Care, 200 Buncombe Street, Greenville, SC 29601.

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  • William Randolph Hale, Father
  • Anne McKee Hale, Mother
  • Edward P. Riley, Jr., Husband
  • Elizabeth Riley Boswell, Daughter
  • Martin Boswell, Son-in-law
  • Edward P. Riley III, Son
  • Andrew Riley Boswell, Grandson
  • Kristine Boswell, Granddaughter-in-law
  • William James Boswell, Grandson
  • Elizabeth Grace Lindsey, Granddaughter
  • Brentton Lindsey, Grandson-in-law
  • Ted Riley IV, Grandson

  • The Staff of Mackey Funerals and Cremations at Century Drive and family members.

  • A Child's Haven
  • Buncombe Street United Methodist Church Congregational Care


  • Visitation Monday, July 2, 2018
  • Visitation Monday, July 2, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 2, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 2, 2018
  • Committal Service Monday, July 2, 2018

Nancy Anne Hale Riley

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Tammy Fayssoux

July 8, 2018

Nancy was our neighbor for a number of years on Belmont Ave and she was such a pleasure to have as a neighbor. She was always so kind to our children, bringing them gifts every now and then. We always loved visiting with her and Lexi, her dog. She had such resilience and such a great personality. She will be dearly missed by our family.

grover putnam

July 2, 2018

a wonderful friend, great smile