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Wister Norman Motley

December 28, 1927 March 9, 2019
Wister Norman Motley
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Obituary for Wister Norman Motley

Wister Norman Motley, 91, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019, at his home at 121 Arbor Place, Danville, Va. while surrounded by his wife of 69 years, Mary Anne Martin Motley and members of his loving family. Mr. Motley was the son of the late Elsie Powell Motley and the late Wister Beverly Motley.

Mr. Motley was a member of Moffett Memorial Baptist Church, where he served as Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday School Teacher, and Deacon for many years. He also served on various committees of the church. Mr. Motley was a graduate of Whitmell Farm Life High School and Danville Technical Institute. He worked for Westbrook Elevator Co. for 24 years and later worked as a Supervisor of the Machine Shop for International Paper Co. (formerly US Gypsum) and retired in 1993.

Born in Danville, Va. on December 28, 1927, he leaves behind, in addition to his loving wife, three daughters and their spouses, Judy and Hunter Bristow of Williamsburg, Va., Linda and Stephen Pittman of Raleigh, NC, and Ellen and Roland Carlton of Staunton, Va. His survivors also include grandchildren Laura Hileman (Geof), Benjamin Bristow (Maeve), Ashley Bartley (Phillip), Jordan Bristow (Rachel), Mary Beth Carlton, Phillip Carlton, and Rachel Carlton. Great-grandchildren include Kellen Hileman, Addie Hileman, Ellary Hileman, Ishbel Bristow, Francis Bristow, Elijah Bartley, Sage Bartley, Wilder Bartley, and Skylar Bristow.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Motley was predeceased by his brother, Carl B. Motley.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Moffett Memorial Baptist Church, with Rev. Jonathan Hilliard and Rev. Lee Ellison officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Burial Park.

A visitation will be held at Moffett Memorial Baptist Church from 1 – 2 p.m. March 13, 2019 preceding the funeral service and at other times at the residence, 121 Arbor Place, Danville.

The family respectfully requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Danville Life Saving Crew, 202 Christopher Lane, Danville, Va.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. & Crematory, Mt. Hermon Chapel, 3995 Franklin Tpke., Danville, Va. is respectfully serving the Motley family. Online condolences may be made at www.norrisfuneral.com.


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Visitation

Wednesday

13

Mar

1:00 PM 3/13/2019 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 3/13/2019 2:00:00 PM
Moffett Memorial Baptist Church

1026 N. Main Street
Danville, VA 24541

Moffett Memorial Baptist Church
1026 N. Main Street Danville 24541 VA
United States

Funeral

Wednesday

13

Mar

2:00 PM 3/13/2019 2:00:00 PM
Moffett Memorial Baptist Church

1026 N. Main Street
Danville, VA 24541

Moffett Memorial Baptist Church
1026 N. Main Street Danville 24541 VA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Highland Burial Park Final Resting Place

3049 North Main Street
Danville, VA 24540

3049 North Main Street Danville 24540 VA
United States
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