FAYETTEVILLE - Mrs. Callie Ratley Saleeby Stanley,
of Fayetteville, and Executive Secretary of the
Saleeby-Saliba Association of families went to be with the Lord on
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, at the
age of 91. She was born in rural Cumberland County, on Feb. 11,
She began working in Steve's Diner in Fayetteville, where she met
and married Eli S. Saleeby, a local merchant. They moved to
Wilmington, and in 1940, a son, Eli Leonard Saleeby was born. During
World War II, she worked in the shipyard. After the war, she opened
one of the first Merle Norman Studios. After the death of her
husband in Wilmington, she took a job at Pineland Jr. College in
1949, and was the girl's basketball coach. She met and married D.
Leighton Stanley. Together they moved to Wake Forest, and went to
college on the GI Bill. After graduation, the family moved to
Gastonia, where she worked in the school system. An offer from the
State Department of Education, NECA Division, created another move
to Raleigh and eventually Virginia Department of Education City of
Richmond would be home for 20 years. After returning to
Fayetteville, Callie wrote and published The Saleeby-Saliba
She was preceded in death by her mother, Minnie Davis Ratley;
father, Alexander Ratley; husbands, Eli S. Saleeby (father of Eli
Leonard) and D. Leighton Stanley; three brothers, Leonard Ratley,
Alexander Ratley and William J. Ratley; and two sisters, Lena R.
Meyers and Bonnie R. Rieger. She is survived by her son, Eli L.
Saleeby and wife Elaine; a sister, Mary R. Rodriquez; a grandchild,
Lisa Saleeby Powell; three great-grandchildren, David Eli Powell,
Colt Parker Powell and Nicholas John Neal; nine nieces, Mary S.
Council, Hilda G. Saleeby, Judy Buttenbaum, Janice Fetchko, Linda
Ratley, Doreen Dritto, Karen Kenny, JoAnn Rodriquez and Eileen
Rieger; six nephews, William D. Ratley, Steve Ratley, Ronnie Ratley,
Phillip Ratley, David Martin and Richard Martin; several
great-nieces and great-nephews; special cousins, Molly Dunn, Lynn
Breeden, Betty Knoff and Vera Jenkins.
She was a member of Village Baptist Church, Daughters of the
American Revolution, Eastern Stars and Altrusa Club.
Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011
9:45AM - 10:45 AM
The family will receive friends at Village Baptist Church prior
to the service.
Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011
Village Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Bruce Martin
officiating. Interment will follow at Cross Creek Cemetery No. 3.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be
Village Baptist Church
906 S. McPherson Church Road
Fayetteville, NC 28303-5527; or the
Ronald McDonald House Children Charities
333 Westmoreland Drive
Rochester, NY 14620-4405
Services entrusted to
Rogers and Breece Funeral Home of Fayetteville.