Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

October 15, 2013

Ralph Owen Ealy

Associated Press

SUMTER, S.C. — SUMTER, S.C. — Ralph Owen Ealy, age 82, beloved husband of 21 years to Frances Ealy, died on Friday, October 11, 2013 at Tuomey Medical Center.

Born in Bluefield, W.Va., Mr. Ealy was the son of the late, Ralph Owen Ealy and Dolly Burnopp Oney. Mr. Ealy retired from the United States Air Force as a Staff Sergeant and later retired as a sales representative from Tender - White Trucking. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.

Surviving are two sons, Paul Stephen Ealy and his wife, Heidi of New Hampshire and Eddie Phillips and his wife, Mary of Summersville, W.Va.; five daughters, Sharon Marie Ealy Paschall of Glen Burnie, Md.; Suzanne Camille Ealy Hensley of Jacksonville, N.C., Dawn Marie Ealy of Bull Head City, Ariz.; Sheila White and her husband, David of Princeton, W.Va. and Yvonne Phillips of Princeton, W.Va.; one sister, Jean " Sis" Frazier of Norfolk, Va..; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents Mr. Ealy was preceded in death by a son, Mitchell Owen Ealy; and a brother Paul Ealy.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Roselawn Cemetery in Princeton, W.Va.

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The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.