Darlington — Services for Pierce Allen Riley, 87, of 212 Cashua Ferry Road, will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Darlington, with the Reverend Frederick Gough officiating. Graveside services will be held in Grove Hill Cemetery following the church service. Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Belk Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 804, Darlington, SC 29532 or to The Citadel Development Foundation, 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409. Mr. Riley died in a Florence hospital after a short illness. Born in Allendale, he was a son of Wilmot Trotti Riley and Catherine Allen Riley. A 1937 graduate of The Citadel, he spent his working career with The Jeff Hunt Machinery Company, Columbia, SC for a period of 41 years. Upon retirement, he served on the Board of Directors of First Federal Savings and Loan of Darlington as Director, President and Chairman for twelve years. He served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from 1941 to 1946, and was discharged as a Major, U.S. Army Reserves. He was a member of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church for over 50 years and served as a member of the Vestry. He was a member of Kiwanis, a Lifetime Member of The Citadel Alumni Association, a Lifetime Member of The Citadel Century Club, a Lifetime Member of Witherspoon Island Hunting Club, a member of Cribb’s Fish Pond Club, and a charter member of The Men’s Dance Club of Darlington. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Sparrow Riley; daughters, Elizabeth Riley Womack, Catherine Riley Howle, and Clare Riley Hoole; brothers, Jules Williams Riley, Sr. and the late Wilmot Trotti Riley, Jr.; sons-in-law, Dr. Wilds Evans Howle and William Brunson Hoole, III; granddaughters, Dr. Catherine Womack, Elizabeth Womack Sclater, and Alexina Evans Howle; grandsons, William Brunson Hoole, IV, Samuel Wilds Howle, and Pierce Riley Hoole; grandson-in-law, John Richard Sclater; granddaughter-in-law, Melissa Sox Hoole; great-grandchildren, Graham Callum Sclater and Eliza Grace Sclater.
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