Ralph I McCrary

                    January 16, 1929  -  December 4, 2012


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Ralph I. McCrary, 83 of Hendersonville, died Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at Pardee Hospital following a period of declining health.

Born in Transylvania County, he was a son of the late Volney and Fleta Hensley McCrary. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean War, and a self-employed brick mason. He was a member of Refuge Baptist Church and loved gospel singing.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Linney, Clifford, Alvin, Bill, Yancey and Palmer McCrary; and his sisters Nell Nicholson, Ada George, and Julia Barton.

Surviving is his wife of 59 years, Joyce McCrary; seven nephews and eight nieces.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, Dec. 8 at Refuge Baptist Church. Revs. Alvin Melton and Roy Perry will officiate. Burial will follow in Fairhaven Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. McCrary will lie in repose for one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends following the service in the Refuge Baptist Church Family Life Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a scholarship in his name to Tri City Gospel Music Camp, c/o W.C. Taylor, Jr., 253 Centenary Road, Blountville, TN 37617.



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Born: January 16, 1929

Place of Birth: Little River, NC

Death: December 4, 2012

Place of Death: Hendersonville, NC

Occupation: Brick Mason

Hobbies: Gospel singing

Organizations: Refuge Baptist Church


Memorial donations may be made to:
Tri City Gospel Music Camp, c/o W.C. Taylor, Jr., 253 Centenary Road, Blountville, TN 37617

This memorial provided by:
Shuler Funeral Home
Hendersonville, NC