Gyneth Roles Tilley
Gyneth Roles Tilley, 99, of Pickens, SC, formerly of Pineville, left her earthly home going to her heavenly home on December 31, 2019.
Born February 27, 1920 in Saulsville, she was the daughter of the late Garner and Minnie Roles.
Gyneth was a 1954 graduate of Concord University, and then went on to teach, primarily at Pineville Elementary School, for the next 30 years. On September 25, 1937, she married Boyd Tilley of Keyrock and together they had 6 children, Leo, Theda (Bibby) Green, Corma Rein, Terry, Juda McKay and Samuel Charles who only lived 4 days. She was proud of her 9 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren.
In addition to being a wife, mother and teacher she loved her church, quilting, crocheting and was talented in too many other areas to mention.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Boyd, her daughter Theda, her son Terry, grandson Timmy Green, granddaughter Vickie Sneed, both parents, 5 brothers, and 4 sisters. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Services will be Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 11am at Cook Memorial Baptist Church, following the service she will be laid to rest in the Shumate Cemetery in Saulsville.
Friends may gather with the family from 9:30am until service time Saturday at the church.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Cook Memorial Baptist Church, PO Box 337, Pineville WV 24874
Online condolences can be sent to the family by visiting
The honor of serving the Tilley family has been given to Evans-Calfee Funeral Service in Pineville.
Published on January 7, 2020


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Roy Stoddard
Jan 13, 2020
What a "Grand Lady"! My life has been enriched even with the limited time we spent together in our Sunday School class. She is now in God's presence.
Caitlin Avinger
Jan 10, 2020
Miss you forever little grandma, you were deeply and truly loved by all those around you.
Ivy Underhill
Jan 09, 2020
Kay, Leo & Family, Thinking of you during this difficult time. Was grateful to get to know your Mom. Love, Ivy
susan brooks massey, billing clerk raleigh hearing center
Jan 07, 2020
Ms Tilley was my Sunday School Teacher at Coonfork Church
My deepest sympathy to your family. My family has always loved her and Boyd as our own.