Ralph ‘Roy’ SmalleyPublished 5:59pm Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Ralph LeRoy “Roy” Smalley, 80, of Sandy Springs, N.C. passed away Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 in Hospice House of Forest City, N.C.
Born in Polk County, he was the son of the late Don and Violet Splawn Smalley. He was a truck driver for Burlington Industries for approximately 45 years, retiring in 2001. Mr. Smalley was a member of the New Prospect Masonic Lodge #143. He was a member of Sandy Springs Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Marie Eula Webb Smalley; one son, James Smalley of Chesnee, S.C.; two brothers, Albert Smalley (Thula) of Chesnee, S.C. and Rev. Roland Smalley (Sarah) of Duncan, S.C.; four sisters, Irene Hawkins (Eugene), Rose Hudson (Wilburn) and Pauline McCarn (Von), all of Chesnee, S.C. and Annie Lou Mason (Wesley) of Inman, S.C.; special niece and nephews, Jacie, Jonathan and Jeffrey Slatery. He was preceded in death by five brothers: Don Jr., Climeth, Roger, Clyde Frank and Paul.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23 in the Sandy Springs Baptist Church, with Rev. Phil Bailey officiating.
Burial will be in Melvin Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Green Creek, with Masonic rites by the New Prospect Masonic Lodge #143.
The family will receive friends Thursday prior to the service from 1 – 1:45 p.m. in the Sandy Springs Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, N.C. 28043.
An online guest register is available at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com.
McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.