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Ralph Burrell, 68, of Hayesville died Wednesday, November 28, 2012 in an Atlanta, GA hospital.  Ralph was a native of Cherokee County but lived in Marietta for 22 years before moving to Clay County several years ago.  He was an owner of Rebel and Associates Insurance Co.  Ralph was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Hiawassee, Georgia.


He was the son of the late Jay and Ruth Foster Burrell.


Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Elwanda Burrell; a daughter, Victoria Mae Fox and husband, James of Marietta, GA; a son, Ralph Edward Burrell Jr. and wife, Monya of Woodstock, GA; a sister, Dot Warren and husband, Bob of Gainesville, GA; four grandchildren, Courtney, Spencer, Brandon, and Tyler; and a step grandchild, Ashley.


Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM Saturday, December 1, 2012 in Friendship Baptist Church in Hiawassee, GA with Rev. Jimmy Rogers officiating.  Interment was in Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery.


The family received friends from 5:00-9:00 Friday evening at the Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville, where the body was until placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the services.


Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville in charge of all arrangements.


#14 Burch Ins. Agency 2012-12-13 15:02
Elwanda, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please accept our deepest sympathies.
#13 Susan Day 2012-12-07 20:50
Elwanda and family, Found out about Ralph after the funeral. Steve, the girls, and I were so sad. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Lots of fond memories! Love, Steve, Susan, Stephanie and Savannah
#12 Marcia Mauldin 2012-12-06 19:12
Aunt Elwanda, Vicki, Eddie and family. I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Ralph's passing. He was a very special man. I know you all will miss him very much. I didn't know in time to come to visiting hours and had to work on Saturday at the christmas store. Sorry I couldn't be with you. May God be with you and give you peace.
#11 John Wilkerson 2012-12-01 14:23
Hello Elwanda, sorry for your loss. I miss seeing you both in the community. I could also count on Ralph to keep us informed of what was going on in the community. He will be truly missed.
#10 Charlene Hogsed 2012-12-01 11:07
Dear Burrell Family, I am a cousin that you never new, but my grandfather was Lewis Burrell and my mother was Elma.I heard my mother talk about Jay many times. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
#9 carol gibby baron 2012-12-01 09:21
Prayers for your family .may you find comfort in the memories Ralph left.
#8 Bob Gibby 2012-12-01 09:15
I'M so sorry..everyone who knew Ralph,remembers
a guy full of life, and loved life.
please know that June and I are praying for the family
#7 Mary Berrong 2012-11-30 22:59
Elwanda, I just read the notice about Ralph. My heart goes out to you. Ralph was such a favorite cousin. I have so many memories of our growing up years. I am in Athens visiting Michelle and won't be able to be with you. I am so sorry. Please know I will be thinking of you.
#6 Albert Spurr 2012-11-30 21:17
Elwanda, I am very sorry to hear of Ralph's passing. My prayers will join with the others for you and your family during this time of sorrow.
#5 Darcy Cobb 2012-11-30 20:31
Elwanda, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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