Obituary: Ralph Riley

Ralph William Riley, 89, of Fort Mill, died Nov. 4, 2021.

A native of Lowell, N.C., he attended Mars Hill College and was a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. During his almost 65 years of ministry, he served in a variety of capacities in Georgia, Virginia, North and South Carolina, including Remount Baptist Church, Charleston, and First Baptist Church, Fort Mill, where he was associate pastor and minister of education, and later was pastoral care minister before retiring in 2018.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Jessie Thompson Riley, three children, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.