George Ralph Stancil
George Ralph Stancil
George Ralph Stancil was born Jan. 21, 1908, and died May 9, 2004. He marred Ethel Octavia Hales on Aug. 21, 1935.
Ralph's children

With Ethel Octavia Hales Stancil

Georgeanne Stancil Schore

Ocala, Fla.-

Daisy Renn Stancil Hinton
Ocala, Fla.-
Hale Ralph Stancil
Ocala, Fla.-
William Harold Stancil
Ocala, Fla.-

George Ralph Stancil was born Jan. 21, 1908, to George Ira Stancil and Eva Ann Mercer.

Ralph was the second son and fourth child. He was born Jan. 21, 1908. Ralph had black hair and hazel eyes. He was named for his pa and for Ralph Smith, a neighbor and brother-in-law of Harvey.

Ralph attended school at the Woodard School. It was a one-room school that was only opened from November to February. He used a slate and a tablet and pencil. Miss Emmer Woodard was Ralph's first grade teacher. Ralph graduated from Glendale High School in 1927.

After school, Ralph worked in Raleigh and Kinston, NC, and also lived with Graydon Renfrow in the fall of 1929. During this time, Ralph hauled tobacco to market in Graydon's truck. He also spent time in New Jersey and California.

Ralph courted Ethel Hales by mail and they became engaged in 1934 when they met in North Carolina. They married in Ocala on Aug. 21, 1935.

Ethel Octavia Hales
Family photo

After the wedding at the First Christian Church they caught a Greyhound Bus and spent the night in Savannah, Ga.

Ethel and Ralph moved to California after the trip to North Carolina. After some time in California, they moved to Ocala, Ethel's hometown.

Ralph and Ethel raised their four children on a farm north of Ocala, Fla.

Ralph died on May 9, 2004, in Ocala, Fla.


Ethel Hales and George Ralph Stancil in 1934.
Family photo

Beliefs of George Ralph Stancil

Ideas and opinions and beliefs of George Ralph Stancil


1. I have no quarrel with my fellow man about the follower of ideas and subjects and I hope he doesn't with me. I believe they are private beliefs and freedom of choice should prevail.
2. His religious belief, demonstration of choice of Bible translation.
3. His politics -- his idea of good and bad laws Congress makes.

4. His choice of people he prefers to associate with.

5. I am opposed to force race mixing -- that should be freedom of choice.

6. I believe the Golden Rule should be our guide in right and wrong.

7. I believe honesty is the choice element of anyone's character and dealings

8. Free choice of music and reading materials and expression of opinions

9. I oppose use of vulgar or profane language of four letter words and public indecency in dressing and behavior.

10. I believe the Bible and it's teaching is the greatest guidelines for humans to live by. God's 10 Commandments should be taught in the home, in school, in the government hall or chambers and the as the base of our laws.

11. Our motto "In God We Trust" should forever remain. My favorite sentence in the "Lord's Prayer" is "God deliver me from evil" as that's my daily prayer.

12. Beauty will fade, but sound logic, well placed and managed, will always pay a dividend and profit.


Renn Stancil Hinton, daughter of George Ralph Stancil 2022
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| Modified July 18, 2022