Ralph Victor Loudermilk

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Ralph Victor Loudermilk, 68, of Cumming passed away Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, with his family by his side. He was preceded in death by his parents, Opal Wooten and Willis Loudermilk; two brothers, Jeffrey Oneal Wooten and Eddie Lynn Wooten; and nephew, William Loudermilk. 
He was a lifetime member of the NRA, a Teamster and an avid hunter and fisherman.  He loved camping and classic hot-rod cars. He taught all the kids in his family how to bait a hook, raft down a river, ride a horse and shoot a gun. He was described by his sister-in-law of almost 50 years as a man among men, which he was. 
He was also a fighter and won a battle with cancer 25 years ago. He fought this last battle with cancer on his own terms with his loving wife and surrounded by his family. 
He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Helen Berry Loudermilk; son Doug Loudermilk and his wife Carrie of Cumming; daughter, Lisa Loudermilk Stokes and her husband Gene Stokes of Smyrna; grandchildren, Jesse Loudermilk, Erin Stokes, and Ricky, Christina and William Breitenbach; brother, Randall (Robbie) Wooten of Duluth; sister, Betty Sue Allen and husband Dale and nephews Chad and Travis Decker, all of Murphy, N.C.; and sisters-in-law, Linda Sutton also of Murphy, N.C., Margaret Pittman of Jacksonville, Fla., and Sandy Wilson of Hiram.
The family will have visitation at Ingram Funeral Home in Cumming on Sunday, Aug. 24, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a Memorial Service immediately following at 1 p.m. and a reception to follow at Pine Crest Baptist Church in Cumming. 
In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make donations to www.aimatmelanoma.org.
Condolences may be made at www.ingramfuneralhome.com.
Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Forsyth County News from Aug. 18 to Aug. 21, 2014