Ralph Allen Suggs

Monday, June 2, 2008

RALPH ALLEN SUGGS, 77, of Green Forest, died Saturday, May 24, in his home. He was born May 27, 1930, in Everton, Ark., to the late Montie Suggs and Virgie Williams Suggs.

A 1948 graduate of Valley Springs High School, he served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War conflict. He married Sammie Pond on July 23, 1954, and owned and operated a barber shop in Alpena for many years. He enjoyed working on his farm, and will be remembered as a great story teller. After retirement, he enjoyed playing dominos, cards and Bingo, and attending Carroll County Senior Center. A devoted husband and friend, he was a member of North-ARK Church of Christ in Alpena.

He is survived by his wife, Sammie, of the home; a brother, John Suggs and wife Pam, of Harrison; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Walter Suggs.

Celebration of Life services were held Thursday, May 29, at 1 p.m. at North-ARK Church of Christ in Alpena with Pat Mannon and Elton Roe officiating. Visitation was Wednesday evening at Smith Family Funeral Home Chapel in Green Forest. Interment was in Maplewood Cemetery in Harrison following the service.

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