Ralph C. Maney, aka “Ralphie”, 76, of Cherokee, passed away on Feb. 15, 2013 at the Tsali Care Center.
He was a Dispatcher for 18 years for the Cherokee Police and a Veteran of the U.S. Army. His family lightheartedly related that in reality he was a “professional fisherman”!
Ralphie was the son the late Richard Maney of Cherokee and Maggie Seay Maney formerly of Georgia. He was a loving and caring father to his children; son, Casper Shell; daughters, Elaine Driver, Dee Creson and Paula Nelson; two brothers, Winifred Maney and Harley Maney; Eight Grandchildren and two Great-Grandchildren.
A same day service was planned for Sunday, Feb. 17 at the Sequoyah Baptist Church in the Big Cove Community with a visitation at 10am immediately followed by a funeral service at 1pm. Pastor Timothy James officiated and the pall bearers were be Casper Shell, Tatsi Nelson, Brandon Creson, Alan Groenwald, Gowi Nelson and Russll Cutts.
The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Med West Hospice of WNC. A donations box will be at the church during the visitation.
Long House Funeral Home assisted the family in the arrangements.