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Mary Elizabeth Ryals

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Thursday, July 8, 1943 - Thursday, April 2, 2020

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Ryals of Hartford passed away Thursday, April 2, 2020.  She was 77. 

A private graveside service will be held at Shiloh Baptist Church. 

Mrs. Ryals was born July 8, 1943 in Coffee County to the late William Aaron and Ludie Pearl Strawder Newman. Elizabeth loved the Lord, was a great woman of faith, and member of Shiloh Baptist Church.  She adored her family and will be dearly missed. 

In addition to her parents, husband, Billy Wayne Ryals; seven brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. 

Survivors include her children: Sonja Ryals Gilley, Sue Ryals Byrd, and Mark Ryals (Tracy); six grandchildren: Adrian Ryals (Hayden), Kendrick Parrish, Forrest Ryals (Saylor Paulson), R.J. Gilley, Cade Ryals, and Anna Beth Byrd, great grandchildren: Audrianna Ryals and Rylan Duckwald; sisters: Jewel Pierce (Jack) and Alice Sisk; several nieces, nephews, and other extended family and friends. 

Sorrells Funeral Home remains committed to the compassionate support of the Ryals family during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and we ask that you say a special prayer for them during their time of bereavement. 

Funeral Service

Date: Thursday, April 2, 2020



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Gail Turner

I knew Elizabeth many years ago as a neighbor and friend. I have not seen her recently but I am sure she was a great Mother and Grandparent. She certainly was a strong woman of faith and devoted to God and her church! May you all feel blessed and at peace as I am sure would be her request.

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