NETTLETON -   Cynthia Faye Birmingham Riley, 93, passed away Monday, June 4, 2018, at North MS Medical Center Hospice after an extended illness. She was born on July 27, 1924 in Plantersville to William Judson and Mattie Pettigrew Birmingham. She had lived most all of her life in Plantersville and Nettleton, was a seamstress for forty two years at Reed's Manufacturing in Nettleton, & was a member of the Nettleton United Methodist Church. Faye was an exceptional cook, gardener, and fisher woman. She once caught a 42 pound catfish with only a homemade float with a spark plug as the weight!
  Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at New Chapel Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton will be in charge of the arrangements.
  Survivors include her nephews, Leon Cook (Brenda) of Memphis, TN, Tim Riley (Amy) of Plantersville, Mem Riley of Nettleton, Steve Riley (Liz) of Raleigh, NC, Mike Riley (Pelar) of Madrid, Spain; her nieces, Dianne Riley Clemmer (Jim) of Greenwood, SC and LeAnn Riley Weiss (Ed) of Las Vegas, NV; brother-in-law, Frank Riley of Nettleton; a host of great nieces and nephews; special friends, Pat Alred and Tiffany Von Hiltgen Phillips, both of Tupelo, & Casey Jones of Marietta, GA.
  She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Riley; her parents; two sisters, Sadie Cook and Myra Birmingham; two brothers, William Birmingham and James Birmingham.
  Pallbearers will be Tim Riley, Mem Riley, Alex Riley, & Leon Cook.
  In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to North MS Medical Center Hospice, 422-A E. President Ave., Tupelo, MS 38801.
  There will be no visitation.

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