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Marshall - Ralph W. Brackens, 88, of Marshall, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013.
Mr. Brackens was born October 16, 1924 in Madison County.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy E. and Bessie Shelton Brackens; sisters, Estell and Rossie Brackens, and Lois Wyatt; brother, Howard Brackens.
Surviving are a daughter, Patricia Coffey (Leonard); sisters, Myrtle Ammons and Zelma Boles (Oscar Boles, Jr.); grandchildren, Dewayne Coffey (Wanda) and Rodney Coffey (Cindy); great-grandchildren, Myron Coffey (Brittany) and Justin Coffey (Melissa) and Crystal Coffey; great-great-grandchildren, Tye, Bentley, Brooklyn, and Addison Coffey.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 24, 2013 in the chapel of Madison Funeral Home with Reverend Dewayne Tweed officiating. Burial will follow at the Clark Cemetery on Grapevine.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 - 2 p.m. Thursday prior to the service.
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Jan. 22, 2013