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Ralph Bolton (4-29-12) service 5-5-12


Ralph Bolton

Ralph C. Bolton, 82, of Counce, died Sunday, April 29, at Baptist Hospital, Memphis. A native of Tishomingo County, Miss., he was a three year letterman at Mississippi State University where he played football. He was a supporter of the Mississippi State football program and a member of the M Club. He served in the U.S. Army. He was the retired senior vice president and director of Motion Industries. He was a member of Inverness Country Club, Shiloh Golf Club and Bay Point Country Club. He was a past member of The Club, the Downtown Club, University Club and Greystone Country Club.

Services were at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 5, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Ala., with Rev. Keith Wright officiating. Burial was in Red Bay City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Ala., was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are two children–Alan Bolton, Memphis and Lisa Bolton Burke (Gordon) Southaven, Miss.; three grandchildren–Jennifer Burke, Julie Burke and Jeff McMahan (Jennifer); one great-grandson–Conner McMahan; two brothers–Dr. Travis Bolton (Betty) Covington, Tenn. and Roy Bolton (Irene) Red Bay, Ala.; special friend–Bonita Snyder, Birmingham, Ala.; brother-in-law –Grady Jordan, Red Bay, Ala. and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy J. Bolton.

Visitation was Saturday, May 5, at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Ala.

Memorials may be made to a charity of choice or the American Heart Association.

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