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Frances Ortley

April 9, 1928 — October 9, 2022

Frances Geraldine Ortley, 94, wife of the late Eugene E. Ortley and a resident of Scarborough’s Neck, Craddockville, VA, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2022. A native of Norfolk, VA, she was the daughter of the late Surry Lee Williams and the late Cora Marie Yarborough. She retired from Accomack County Schools, was a member of Craddockville United Methodist Church, and served many years as a Pink Lady at Shore Memorial Hospital.

She is survived by two children, Collie E. Ortley of Scarborough’s Neck, and Marie O. Read and her husband, Alma, of Onancock, VA; six grandchildren, Carole Read, Vicki Colona and her significant other, Mike Bridges, Cindy Terry, Debbie Hess and her husband, Shaun, Kurt Ortley and his partner, Roger Gragg, and Melinda Ortley and her husband, Chad Guthrie; ten great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren and one on the way.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, October 15, 2022, at 3:30 PM at Belle Haven Cemetery with Pastor Rob Kelly officiating. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Craddockville United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. June Custis, P. O. Box 66, Craddockville, VA 23341.

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Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore, Virginia.

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