Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


December 5, 2012

Ralph Suttles 1926-2012

CARTER — Ralph Suttles, 86, of Smith Branch, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012.  

He was born Jan. 13, 1926, in Carter County, the son of the late Samuel and Louisa Swanagan Suttles.

Ralph was a self-employed contractor and owned Suttles Heating and Plumbing. He was of the Baptist faith, a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of American Legion Post 342 and and VFW Post 3705.

Also preceding him in death were his wife, Lillie Jacobs Colegrove Suttles; two sisters, Mary Alice Albright and Minnie Prichard; and a brother, James Suttles.

Ralph is survived by five sons, Charles (Lorilie) Suttles of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Samuel E. Suttles, Mike (Peggy) Suttles, Kevin (Kathy) Suttles and Randy (Mary Jane) Suttles, all of Grayson; two daughters, Karen (Gary) Waugh and Brenda (Terry) Griffith of Grayson; two sisters, Annabelle Hall of Sandy Hook and Carolyn Fraley of Grayson; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday Dec. 8 at Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson by Paul Schmidt. He will be entombed at East Carter County Memory Gardens, with military rites by the East Carter High School Jr. ROTC.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to sparksfh.com.

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