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Josie Elizabeth (Riley) Sheets

October 30, 1922 ~ February 19, 2018 (age 95)

Mrs. Josie Elizabeth Riley Sheets, age 95, of Mt. Airy, NC, passed away on Monday, February 19, 2018 at her residence. She was born on October 30, 1922 in Ashe County to the late Claude William and Annie Roland Riley.

Mrs. Sheets is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Ann (Gary) Payne, Kathy (Billy) Inman, Mary Reeves; four sons and daughters-in-law, Dan Sheets, Ralph (Etta) Sheets, Jess Sheets, John Sheets; daughter-in-law, Judy Sheets; seventeen grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Mary Roten; one brother, John Riley.

Mrs. Sheets was preceded in death by her husband, Ward Allen Sheets; one son, Thomas Sheets; her parents; four brothers, Ralph, Gwyn, Jim, and Herbert Riley; daughter-in-law, Shirley Sheets.

Graveside services will be conducted on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 2:00 P.M at Skyline Memory Gardens with Rev. Barry Clement and Danny Sheets officiating.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Cox-Needham Funeral Home.

Floral tributes will be accepted or memorials may be made to the donor’

s charity of choice.

Cox-Needham Funeral Home of Pilot Mountain (, is respectfully serving the Sheets family.


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