HICKORY Ralph Emanuel Price, 89, of Hickory, passed away unexpectedly at Catawba Regional Medical Center, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Born in Catawba County, April 14, 1929, he was the son of the late Perry and Myrtle Price. After the death of his parents, he was brought up at the Baptist Children's Home in Thomasville. He was a lifelong member of Highland Baptist Church, where he was an usher and member of the Joy Makers senior adult ministry. He worked as a wood carver at Hickory Woodturning and Carving for more than 25 years. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Barber Price; sisters, Helen Smith, Shirley Price, Bonnie McBride, Stella Teague and "Teen" Helton; and brothers, Johnny, Ernie and Ted Price. He is survived by his sons, Dan Price of Hickory and Alan Price and wife, Vicki, of Hickory; granddaughter, Ashley Price of Hickory; grandsons, Brian Price and wife, Crystal, of Gaffney, S.C., and Kelly Price of Charlotte; great-granddaughters, Brittany Price of Hickory, Kinzley Price of Hickory, Saxon Owens of Gaffney, and Sevannah Price of Gaffney; great-grandson, Seth Price of Gaffney; great-great-granddaughter, Chloe Salyer of Hickory; great-great-grandsons, Atticus, Lincoln, and Lawson Bolick, all of Hickory. The family will receive friends Friday, Aug. 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., at Highland Baptist Church. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m., at the church, with the Rev. Kenny Robison officiating. Burial will follow at Catawba Memorial Park, with military honors provided by American Legion Post 48. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Joy Makers - Highland Baptist Church, 828 9th Ave. NE, Hickory, NC 28601. Online condolences may be left at www.hickoryfh.com. Arrangements are with Hickory Funeral Home.
Price, Ralph Emanuel