Ralph Blain Staton Jr.

Published 6:11 pm Friday, May 11, 2012

Ralph Blain Staton Jr. of Columbus died Friday, May 11, 2012 in the Hospice House of the Carolina Foothills, Landrum after a battle with cancer.  
Ralph was born June 27, 1950 in Saluda to the late Ralph Blain Staton Sr. and Amy Pace Blackwell of Columbus. He retired in 2007 from the Town of Columbus after 30 years of service and recently worked part-time at Isothermal Community College, Polk Campus.
He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. Ralph was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are his wife of 33 years, Sara Smith Staton; a son, R. Blain Staton III (Trey) of Columbus; his parents, Amy and Marshall Blackwell of Columbus, and three sisters, Kay Staton Moore (Darrel) of Tryon; Connie Blackwell Dennis (Daryl) of Redmond, Wash. and Sharon Blackwell Womack (Andy) of Slidell, La. Also surviving are three nephews, a niece and a great-niece.
Ralph requested that no services be held.
An on-line guest register may be signed at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com.
McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.

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