BROSELEY -- Ralph Sterling Slavings, 80, formerly of Wardell and Malden, died Nov. 9, 2006, at his home.
Born Feb. 18, 1926, son of the late Sterling Jack and Erabella Haslip Slavings, he was a U.S. Navy veteran having served during World War II.
On March 15, 1968, at Big Rock, Ill., he married Delois Crump who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: four sons, Kelly Slavings and Mike Slavings of Malden, Earl Slavings of Denver and Joe Slavings of Beaver Dam, Va.; four daughters, Darlene Slavings of Malden, Eva Cobb and Clara Alvina Wright of Broseley and Betty McDonald of Festus; four brothers, Virgil Slavings of Rockville, Ill., Carrol Slavings of Broseley, Herman Slavings of Portageville and Danny Slavings of the state of Oklahoma; three sisters, Carolyn Moore of Signaw, Mich., Imogene Watson of Moscow Mills and Odetta Oats of Foley; and 17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Visitation is at 1 p.m. Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter. Graveside services with full military rites will follow at 2 p.m. in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield. The Rev. Fred Applegate of Broseley will officiate.