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“Melanie and I graduated from George Wythe together in June, 1955. I last saw her at our 60th reunion. Her sister in law, Judy and I were in school...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Lorraine (Semones) Spraker - VA

“ sorry to hear of Melaine's illness and passing. You guys had 63 loving years together and I know you will be so lost without her but you...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Jane H. Williamson - Columbus, OH

“Charlie & Family, Deepest sympathy in the loss of Melaine. The Good Lord gained an angel. Thoughts and Prayers to you.Don (VSP Retired) and Imogene ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Don & Imogene Orfield - VA

“Bubbie and Peggy,I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was a nice lady and I enjoyed visiting with her during the campaigns. Thoughts...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Barbara Lucas

“So sorry to hear of Mrs. Fraley's passing. We always looked forward to seeing her and Mr. Fraley at Ben's baseball activities. Thoughts and prayers...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Jim & Carolyn Shockley - VA

“Marie & Family,I am so sorry to hear about your Mother. I loved seeing the pictures you all posted on Facebook of all the times ya'll spent together...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Diane Powers - Kenbridge, VA

“We are saddened to learn of Melaine's passing. She was a beautiful person and loved by all. Our deepest sympathy to her family and friends. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Cecil & Elaine Handy - RINER, VA

Melaine Brewster Fraley, 79 of Troutville, lovingly known as "Nannie," peacefully departed this life on Thursday, December 15th, 2016, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Logan, West Virginia on September 26th, 1937 and was the daughter of the late Dow and Sallie Curry Brewster. In addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Joe, Glenn, and Paul Brewster.

A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, Melaine's faith and family were foremost in her life. She enjoyed reading, gardening, cooking, and was an avid Duke Blue Devils basketball fan.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 63 years, Charles L. Fraley, Jr.; four children, Lea Beth Fraley Bowers and husband Larry of Rich Creek, Charles L. "Bubbie" Fraley, III and wife Peggy of Narrows, Marie Fraley Gee and husband Jeff of Lynchburg, Joe Fraley and wife Karen of Pearisburg; 13 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Mary Brewster and Judy Wason (Harry); four nephews, Joe Brewster (Frances), Loren Brewster, Adam Peachee (Sarah), and Bruce Peachee (Vanessa); and two nieces, Nancy Brewster, Karen Boyer (Art).

The family will receive friends Saturday, December 17th, 2016 at 10 AM at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ); 605 Memorial Boulevard in Narrows, followed at 11 AM by the funeral service with Ronnie Abshire, Minister and Rev. Jim McDaniel officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family requests that those sending memorial contributions, please consider First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Narrows, New Hope Baptist Church in Roanoke, or the Narrows Athletic Fund, Inc.

The family is being served by Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows, (540) 726-2442, and online at

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