Emma Ralston(1921 - 2013)

Emma Gloria Woodson Ralston

Emma Gloria Woodson Ralston, age 92, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013.

Born January 7, 1921 to the late James D. and Louise Farris Woodson, she was a life-long resident of the Rockvale Community and a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.

Mrs. Ralston was preceded in death by her husband, Alex Eugene Ralston, who died in 1985, and a daughter, Judith Ann Ralston, who died in 1965. Also preceding her in death were brothers, John Neely, J. D. Woodson, Word Woodson and Leslie Woodson; and sisters, Mary Elizabeth Harrelson, Margaret Sue Woodson and Leila Mai Lynch.

Mrs. Ralston is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Gloria Jean and Dwight Throneberry of Murfreesboro; two granddaughters, Gina Ann Throneberry of Nashville, and Gloria Dawn White and her husband Chad of Murfreesboro, and one sister, Louise McKnight of Murfreesboro.

The funeral service for Mrs. Ralston will be held at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 2 p.m. Brothers Bobby Maxwell and Darrel Whaley will officiate. Burial will follow at Cothran Cemetery. Nephews will serve as Pallbearers. Visitation will be Friday, June 7, 2013 from 4 to 8 p.m., at Woodfin Memorial Chapel.

Mrs. Ralston's family wish to express their appreciation to the Sunnington Assisted Living staff for their compassionate love and care given to her during the years she resided there.

Memorials requested to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church or the Cothran Cemetery Trust Fund. Address for memorials: c/o Bill Freeman, 125 Lamb Road, Rockvale, TN 37153.

Online condolences may be made at www.woodfinchapel.com.

Woodfin Memorial Chapel, (6154) 893-5151.

Funeral Home

Woodfin Memorial Chapel & On-site Crematory - Murfreesboro
1488 Lascassas Pike  Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 893-5151

Published in The Daily News Journal on June 6, 2013