Viva Lee Farley, 78

Published 11:23 am Monday, August 16, 2010

AMELIA, May 7 – Viva Lee Farley, 78, of Amelia passed away Monday, May 4, 2009 in Lynchburg. She was born May 13, 1930 in Hancock Co. Tennessee, the daughter of the late George and Zanie Mathis Seal. She was a loving and caring mother, sister and grandmother. She was involved with many organizations and was an avid gardener. She was the widow of James A. Farley.

Mrs. Farley is survived by her sons, John Michael Heywood and James Shane Heywood and wife, Barbara all of Richmond; brothers, Ralph Seal and wife, Dorothy of Cumberland, Reece Seal and wife, Barbara of Ocean City, Maryland, Paul Seal and wife, Shirley of Cumberland, Mitchell Seal and wife, Frances of Amelia and Jerry Seal and wife, Doris of Cumberland; sisters, Nell Seal of Richmond, Merle Watson and husband, Frank of Cumberland and Annette Hensley and husband, John of Chesterfield; grand-daughter, Carla Farris and husband, Jason of Chester; great-granddaughter, Natalie of Chester; sisters-in-law, Rose Mundin and Viola Farley both of Amelia and Betty Farley of Henrico; stepchildren, James V. Farley and wife, Nancy of Amelia, Margie Daniels and husband, Tom of Amelia and Judy Mull of Roanoke; step-grandchildren, Brandy Brooks and Allen Brooks II both of Chesterfield, Andrew and Amanda Farley and Matthew Daniels all of Amelia, Tommy Blevins of Powhatan, Dana Hollins and Lisa Hart both of Chester; step great-grandchildren, Turrissa and Kasey Evans of Chesterfield and Elizabeth Farley of Amelia; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and many special friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, a son, Jeffrey Dean Heywood and a sister, Stella Seal Watson.

A funeral service will be held Friday, May 8, at 2 p.m. at Tar Wallet Baptist Church with interment in Center Presbyterian Church.

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Family will receive friends Thursday evening 6-8 p.m. at the Puckett Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Amelia Volunteer Rescue Squad.

Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, is in charge of arrangements.