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BURNSVILLE - Ralph Griffith, 93, of Burnsville, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Asheville VA Medical Center. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Dolph and Nora Harris Griffith and the husband of Vera Hughes Griffith who died in 2008. He was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kimberly Hallman; a sister, Reba Bean; and a brother, Edgar Griffith. He was a World War II Army Veteran. Ralph was a member of West Burnsville Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Louetta Stamey and husband, Keith, of Asheville; 2 sons, Jerry Griffith and wife, Dianne, of Asheville and David Griffith and wife, Linda, of Burnsville; a sister, Grace Silver of Burnsville; a brother, Jack Griffith of Granite Falls; 10 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and a special friend, Frances McCurry.
Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Saturday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. Pastor Charlie Carroway will officiate. Burial will be in the Hughes Cemetery at Pleasant Gap.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home, and at other times, will be at the home of his son, David Griffith, 3695 Bolens Creek Road.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Yancey County, 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.
To view this obituary online or send a condolence, visit www.holcombebrothers.com
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Jan. 19, 2013