Ralph Stanley Staton

August 26, 1943 - May 24, 2009
Ralph Stanley Staton

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Ralph Stanley Staton, 65, of Hendersonville, NC, went to be with the Lord Sunday, May 24, 2009 at the Mission Hospitals in Asheville, NC.

A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, NC, he was the son of the late Frank and Hattie Lytle Staton.

He retired after 40 years as a masonry contractor. He was well-known as the ìGravy Makerî for Old Timey Day at the Curb Market. He was currently employed with Partnership Properties in the maintenance department.

A very active member of Fruitland United Methodist Church, he served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees and was involved in many activities for the past 23 years. He served the Lord on three mission trips to Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and Mexico.

He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Elaine Duncan Staton of Hendersonville; three children, Gail Lance and husband, Charles, and Michael Staton and wife, Amy, all of Hendersonville; and Deborah Staton and fiancÈ, Joe Zbrzezny of Campobello, SC; four grandsons, Johnathon Lance, Brandon Lance, Jordan Staton, and Cameron McCraw; five brothers and sisters, JoEllen Stepp, Frankie Allison, Bob Staton, Rachel Reynolds, and Terry Staton; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 3 PM Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at Fruitland United Methodist Church. Pastor Jerry Warren will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Fruitland United Methodist Church General Fund, 66 S. Mills Gap Rd., Hendersonville, NC 28792.


Wednesday, May 27, 2009
12:00 AM

Fruitland United Methodist Church - Directions
66 S. Mills Gap Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • May 26, 2009
    Dee Nix Collins aka says:
    Dear Elaine & Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Stanley was a good neighbor & friend. He will really be missed. I will especially miss his sense of humor & jokes and our rabbit hunting adventures and the sunday school discussions. There was never a dull moment with Stanley around. God Bless.

  • July 12, 2009
    Amy Carver Burk says:
    Stanley was such a nice man and was so kind to my parents, Nell and Virgil Carver. He served as a pallbearer at my mother's funeral a year ago. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • June 01, 2009
    Jewel Pace says:
    Mrs. Staton, I only met Stanley when he moved some furniture for Juanita, but he was so nice. I have talked with you when I would call the Curb Market to talk to Juanita. I am so sorry for your loss and my deepest sympathy is with you and your family. Jewel Pace (Juanita Cases' friend)

  • May 30, 2009
    Lynn Staggs says:
    Stanley was my egg man at breakfast. He will be sorley missed, he kept the rest of um straight! I am very sorry for your loss. He was an awesome man of God!

  • May 28, 2009
    Ann Greenleaf Wirtz says:
    Dear Elaine, I stopped by the Curb Market today, Thursday, and learned about Stanley's death. I AM SO SORRY! I was at the Curb on Saturday and noticed you weren't there but didn't ask anyone where you were. I missed this announcement in the paper, so didn't know anything and consequently missed the funeral yesterday. I'm sorry, because I would have come at least for the visitation. I just got home and found Tuesday's paper and the information about Stanley. I'm going to add some of this to the chapter I wrote on you both. I'll share with you when you return to the Market - I know you'll want to get back to "normalcy" but be prepared - when my husband died, the operative word for me was "strange." Everything was SO STRANGE, and I know you're experiencing that, too. Sending prayers of comfort and blessing to you and your family, Elaine. The truest comfort is knowing Stanley is with our Dear Jesus and all is well in Him. Love in Christ, Ann