Ralph Grace Obituary

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Ralph Clifford Grace

October 10, 1928 - July 19, 2013
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Ralph Clifford Grace, 84, of Van Buren, AR, passed away Friday, July 19, 2013, in Van Buren. He was born October 10, 1928 in Lamar, AR to the late Albert S. and Gracie Collier Grace. He was retired owner/operator of Central Mall Barber Shop. He was a member of Butterfield Assembly of God Church, U.C.T. and the Noon Exchange Club. He was a Navy Veteran of the Korean War. He was preceded in death by a brother Burl Grace. Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Monday, July 22, 2013, at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Patrick Kimberland officiating. Burial will be at Roselawn Cemetery with Military Honors under the direction of...
Ralph Clifford Grace, 84, of Van Buren, AR, passed away Friday, July 19, 2013, in Van Buren. He was born October 10, 1928 in Lamar, AR to the late Albert S. and Gracie Collier Grace. He was retired owner/operator of Central Mall Barber Shop. He was a member of Butterfield Assembly of God Church, U.C.T. and the Noon Exchange Club. He was a Navy Veteran of the Korean War. He was preceded in death by a brother Burl Grace. Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Monday, July 22, 2013, at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Patrick Kimberland officiating. Burial will be at Roselawn Cemetery with Military Honors under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home in Fort Smith, AR. He is survived by his wife of 63 years Thelma (Tackett) Grace, one daughter Cheryl Kay Crowe and husband David of Rudy, AR, two sisters Darlene Moon and Susan Hubbard both of Bentonville, AR, five brothers John Grace of Fort Smith, James Grace of Ozark, AR, Argus Grace of Pea Ridge, AR, Albert Grace, Jr. of Lowell, AR and Clarence Grace of Palmdale, CA, six grandchildren Dustin W. Shipman of Fort Smith, Jamie W. Shipman and wife Amber of Alma, AR, Clifford W. Shipman and Fiancée Colleen Welsing of Peoria, AZ, Matt Crowe and wife Kerry of Hot Springs, AR, Jenny Johnson & husband Dave of Prairie Grove, AR and Justin Crowe & wife Brytney of Jacksonville, AR and twelve great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Carey Wilson, Jerry Prescott, Charley Anderson, Ronnie Coleman, Charley Wagoner and Tommy Sullivent. The family will visit with friends Sunday afternoon 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM at Edwards Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Butterfield Church Building Fund, 1302 North 30th Street, Van Buren, AR 72956 or Peachtree Hospice, 2910 Jenny Lind, Fort Smith, AR 72901.

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"Thelma, Cheryl and Family...I was so sorry to hear about Ralph's passing. I know you will miss him greatly. He was such a sweet, kind and gentle man......"

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