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Stanley, Dr. Ralph Edmond

Stanley, Dr. Ralph Edmond

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Stanley, Dr. Ralph Edmond

Dr. Ralph Edmond Stanley, age 89, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016, at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of Dickenson County and was of the Primitive Baptist Faith. He was a 1945 graduate of Ervinton High School and a World War II Veteran of the United States Army. Dr. Stanley was a member of the Clintwood Masonic Lodge #66 and a member of the Kazim Shrine in Roanoke, Virginia . He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Lucy Jane Stanley; four brothers, Carter Stanley, Morgan Stanley, Lansing Stanley, and Doc Stanley; four sisters, Ruby Rakes Eubank, Buford Tate, Georgia Armes, and Hattie Stanley; several nieces and nephews, and many loyal Clinch Mountain Boys. Survivors include his wife, Jimmi Stanley; two daughters, Lisa Joy Stanley Marshall and her husband, Bryan, and Tonya Carletta Stanley Armes and husband, Jason; one son, Ralph Edmond Stanley II and wife, Kristi; one brother, Freddie Stanley and wife, Joan of Abingdon, Virginia; seven grandchildren, Amber Dawn Stanley, Nathan Edmond Stanley, Evan Matthew Stout, Alexis Faith Marshall, Ashley Hope Marshall, Taylor Brooke Stanley, and Ralph Edmond Stanley III; and one great granddaughter, Makenzie Paige Stanley. The family will receive friends 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at the Hills of Home Park, Smith Ridge Section, McClure, Virginia, with a Masonic Service to begin at 6 p.m. Funeral services will follow with Frank Newsome and Eva Murphy officiating. VFW Post 8979 will conduct a VFW graveside service with entombment to follow. Pallbearers will be Nathan Stanley, Bryan Marshall, Walter Carlton, Evan Stout, Jason Armes, Ralph Stanley II, and Ralph Stanley III. Honorary Pallbearers will be Ricky Skaggs, Josh Turner, Jim Lauderdale, Dewey Brown, Ralph Murphy, Bobby Hammons, and any Clinch Mountain Boy present. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Shriner's Childrens' Hospital or St. Judes. Mullins Funeral Home and Staff are serving the Stanley Family. Online condolences may be made at www.mullinsfuneralhome3@verizon.net

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