Ralph Lingerfelt: Obituary

April 13, 1936 – October 14, 2018

Mr. Ralph Lingerfelt, age 82, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, October 14, 2018.

Mr. Lingerfelt was a native and life long resident of Lumpkin County. He was born on April 13, 1936 to the late Cicero and Madge Mincey Lingerfelt. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son-in-law Terry Chafin; sisters Edna Tate, Bonnie Gardiner, and Doris Dillon; brothers Ben Lingerfelt, Hubert Lingerfelt, Gene Lingerfelt, M.C. Lingerfelt, Ronald Lingerfelt, and J.B. Lingerfelt.

Ralph was a loving husband and father. He loved his community and always extended a hand to help anybody he could. When it came time for his garden to come in he loved to give vegetables to his neighbors and friends. Ralph loved to hunt and fish. He was affectionately called ‘Papa’ by his grandchildren. Ralph was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Juhline Lingerfelt; daughter Sonja Chafin; daughter and son-in-law Judy and Jacky Moss, all of Dahlonega; grandchildren Megan Chafin and Ryan Boschert, Jessica and Tyler Carpenter, Ashlee and Billy Craig, and Jordan Moss; great-grandchildren Terry Lee Chafin Carpenter, Jackson Craig, and Grayson Craig; sister Lois Arthur, Dahlonega; sister and brother-in-law Joyce and David Mize, Dacula; sister-in-law Bonnie Lingerfelt; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00 PM Tuesday, October 16, 2018 in the chapel of Anderson – Underwood Funeral Home. The Rev. Lyman Caldwell will officiate. Interment will follow in Bethlehem Jones Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday at the funeral home.

To share a memory of Mr. Lingerfelt or a condolence with the family visit banisterfuneralhome.net.

Anderson – Underwood Funeral Home of Dahlonega, formerly Banister Funeral Home.

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