4529706LEXINGTON, KY., — Devona Ashby Riley, 80, of Lexington formerly of Madisonville, KY passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Sayre Christian village in Lexington. She was born on September 3, 1937 in Hanson, KY to the late Bertha and Thomas W. Ashby. Devona was a teacher for over 30 years and taught at Hanson Elementary School and James Madison Middle School. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Madisonville since 1955 and was a member of WK Antique Power Association. She enjoyed reading and traveling.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Homer Guy Riley, brother James Nokomis Ashby, and great-grandson Lincoln Thomas Norvell.

Survivors include her daughter Tammie Jo Norvell and husband Charles of Lexington, KY grandson Bradley Norvell and wife Wendy of Charlotte, NC granddaughter Ashley Norvell Rodgers and husband Adam of Lexington, great-grandson Palmer Adam Rodgers of Lexington, and 3 nephews.

The funeral service will be held at 11am on Monday, January 15, 2018 in the chapel of Harris Funeral Home in Madisonville with Jim McMurtrie officiating and Bro. Rick Hatley assisting. Burial to follow at East Lawn Cemetery in Hanson, KY.

Visitation will be from 9am until the funeral hour Monday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers are Charles Norvell, Adam Rodgers, David Ashby, Dralon Ashby, Randy Hatley and Jim Adkins. Honorary pallbearers are Brad Norvell, Wendy Norvell and Ashley Rodgers.

Memorial contributions may be made in Devona's memory to First Baptist Church or Breaking Bread Ministries.

Condolences may be made to the family at www.harrisfuneralinc.com

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