Estella Graves Motley

July 10, 1935 ~ April 26, 2021 (age 85)

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Danville, VA - It is with profound sorrow we announce the death of Mrs. Estella Graves Motley of 130 Princess Dr. Danville, VA  who died Monday, April 26, 2021 at the Brian Center, Yanceyville NC.

Mrs. Estella Graves Motley was born on July 10, 1935 in Caswell County to the late Reynolds Graves and Veda Lea Graves. At an early age she joined the Ebenezer Baptist Church, Providence NC.  She was employed with Dan River Mills , Danville VA as a machine operator .  She was a homemaker and truly enjoyed planting her flowers.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Estella Graves Motley was preceded in death by her husband, Wilmer Herman Motley, one brother, Percell Graves and one sister Sally Mae McCollum.

Mrs. Estella Graves Motley leaves to cherish her memories one brother, Reynolds Graves, Jr. (Maggie) of Yanceyville, NC; one sister, Novella Holloway of Yanceyville, NC; a devoted nephew, Augusta Adams (Joyce) of Danville, VA; a devoted caretaker, Lucy Long of Java VA; host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The family may be contacted at the residence of her nephew, Augusta Adams (Joyce) 402 Vicar Rd. Danville, VA.

Due to the constraints of public gatherings during the COVID-19 outbreak a viewing will be Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 2:00 to 7:00PM in the Juanita S. Fulton Memorial Chapel of Fulton-Walton Funeral Home, Yanceyville, NC with a limit of 10 people at a time.

(Per CDC Guidelines: Facial Masks are required).

Graveside Services for Mrs. Estella Graves Motley will be Friday, April 30, 2021, 12:00 Noon in the Highland Burial Park, Danville, VA.  Interment will follow in the Highland Burial Park, Danville, VA.

(Per CDC Guidelines Facial Mask are required).




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April 29, 2021

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Juanita S. Fulton Memorial Chapel of Fulton-Walton Funeral Home
219 Dillard School Dr.
Yanceyville, NC, NC 27379

Graveside Service
April 30, 2021

12:00 PM
Highland Burial Park
Piney Forest Rd
Danville, Va 24540

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