Ralph Edward Early
Dec. 15, 1928 ~ Apr. 9, 2012

RALPH EDWARD EARLY, 86, of South Point, Ohio, went to be with
the Lord, Friday, April 6, 2012, in St. Mary's Medical Center. He was
born Dec. 15, 1925, in Huntington, W.Va., to the late Charles H. and
Goldie M. Early. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by
his wife, Irma G. Early. Ralph was a World War II Navy veteran and a
member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. He was a retired village clerk
and councilman for the village of South Point. He was an avid artist and
enjoyed painting landscapes. He is survived by his children, Steve
(Linda) Early of Sunbury, Ohio, Janie (Ronnie) Duty of South Point,
Ohio, Danny (Pam) Early of Proctorville, Ohio, and Vickie (Jerry)
McKnight of Proctorville, Ohio; 12 grandchildren, Kim Yates, Christi
Kitchen, Cari Johnson, Jeremy McKnight, Alisha Duty, Jennifer
Simpkins, Mark Early, Lisa Cleland, Joshua Early, Danae Early, Julie
Rutt and Lori Dykes; 16 great-grandchildren; and two brothers. Funeral
service will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at Hall
Funeral Home by Brother Tom Ross. Burial will follow in Rome
Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, April
9, 2012, at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, Ohio. Condolences may be
expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.