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P.O. Drawer 525
Granite Falls, NC 28630
Phone: (828) 396-3385
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Ralph  Herman

Ralph Franklin Herman

Wednesday, July 28th, 1937 - Wednesday, August 19th, 2020
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Ralph Franklin Herman, 83, of Hickory, passed away on August 19, 2020, following a period of declining health.

Ralph was born July 28, 1937 in Catawba County to the late Craig F. Herman and Edith L. Huffman Herman. He was a faithful member of A Place to Talk and loved his church family dearly. Ralph enjoyed hunting, guns, woodworking, and riding the roads.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wives, Ruby Herman and Judy Wilson; and sister, Margaret Houser.

He is survived by his children, Brenda Strang, Coleman Fourshee and wife Penny, Holly Wilson, Alan Wilson, and Melody Wilson and fiancée Pete Taylor; grandchildren, Bonnie Jean Rozelle, Andrew Poteat and wife Angie, Cole Fourshee, Logan Fourshee and wife Jordan, Teddy McGee, Haley McGee and fiancée Joey Crump, Jessica Fleck; two great-grandchildren; and siblings, Carolyn Houser, Bobbi Herman, Bonnie Reinheardt, Lynn Herman and wife Cathy, and Alma Dean Bolick; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The body will lie-in-state on Friday, August 21, 2020 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Mackie Funeral Service in Granite Falls.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Temple Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Kenneth Bryant and Josh McDowell officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to A Place to Talk at 1546 Brookford Church Rd, Hickory, NC 28602.

An online guestbook and obituary is available at

Mackie Funeral Service is serving the family.
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    Saturday, August 22nd, 2020 | 10:00am
    Saturday, August 22nd, 2020 10:00am
    Temple Hill Baptist Church
    4400 Temple Hill Church Road
    Granite Falls, NC 28630


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Penny Elliott

Posted at 08:42pm
Ralph was such a kind loving man. Loved my Uncle Ralph!!
Penny Elliott

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Posted at 06:40pm
Sent with love and remembrance, we are thinking and praying for y'all. Love, Carolyn, Elizabeth, and Tristan
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Teena Stewart

Posted at 08:44am
We've known Ralph for several years from A Place to Talk. He was there every time the doors were open. He loved the Lord and enjoyed sharing his thoughts about it. He could also spin a good tale. It was a privilege to know him and the place will be empty without him.

Jeff Stewart

Posted at 03:18pm
We will miss Ralph at APlacetoTalk. The front row right is going to be very empty now. Ralph was strong in his beliefs and enthusiastic about his trust in Christ. He shared often with deep conviction. Rest in Peace, dear friend.

Joyce Mcgee

Posted at 10:03am
I'm glad i met Ralph years ago he was a fine man that loved his Family very much an would do anything for anyone R.I.P. my dear Friend you are gonna be missed but not forgotton

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