Elizabeth Gordon Riel, age 93, passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at Creekside Care and Rehab in Ahoskie. Mrs. Riel was born in South Hill, VA a daughter of the late Edward Whaley Gordon and Flora Herndon Gordon. She was a member of South Hill Presbyterian Church and taught school in the public school system.
She is survived by a sister, Rebecca Hoggard and husband Richard of Ahoskie, NC; a sister-in-law, Chris Rhodes of Fort Collins,CO; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Riel.
A graveside memorial service will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in Crestview Memorial Park, in South Hill, Virginia.