Frances Ortley


Mrs. Frances Geraldine Ortley, 94, wife of the late Eugene E. Ortley and a resident of Scarborough’s Neck, Craddockville, passed away Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022. A native of Norfolk, 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; six grandchildren, Carole Read, Vicki Colona and her significant other, Mike Bridges, Cindy Terry, Debbie Hess and her husband, Shaun, Kurt Ortley, and Melinda Ortley and her husband, Chad Guthrie; 10 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren and one on the way.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, at 3:30 p.m., 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.
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