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.
With Ethel Octavia Hales Stancil
Daisy Renn Stancil Hinton
Hale Ralph Stancil
William Harold Stancil
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
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.