Mr. Ralph C. Bethea, age 62, of Bowdon, formerly of Fayetteville, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013.
Mr. Bethea was born in Atlanta, on February 5, 1951, the son of Frances LaDonne Carder Wood and the late Leo Clinton Bethea. He was self-employed as a carpenter.
Survivors include his mother, Donnie Wood of Fayetteville; brothers, Sam Bethea of Buckingham, Va., Patrick Wood of Hiram; daughters and son-in-law, Elisha Bethea of Ashville, N.C., Ananda and Brandon Kraemer of Cincinnati, Ohio; grandson, Clayton Butler (son of Elisha) of Ashville, N.C.; several nieces and nephews. Also friend, brother, father, and grandfather of all the many who knew him and loved him! Besides his father, he was preceded in death by his brother, Wesley Bethea.
A private memorial service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Carroll County Empty Bowl, http://carrollcountyemptybowls.org or DaddyO Raise the Roof Fund to help Mark and Marsha Agababian, attn: Jim Boyd 889 Burwell Road, Carrollton, Georgia 30117.
Messages of condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.almonfuneralhome.com.
Almon Funeral Home of Carrollton has charge of arrangements.