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Ralph Patterson, 59

Funeral services for Ralph Patterson, age 59, of the Long Fork Community in Macon County, Tenn., were conducted on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at 1 p.m. from the chapel of Phillip Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Lafayette, Tenn. with Elder Kerry Kemp officiating. 

Interment followed in the Anderson & Son Memorial Park.  Serving as Pallbearers were: Mark Tillman, Thomas Cooper, Scotty Gass, Robert Morris, Jimmy Merritte and Larry Brown.  

Mr. Patterson passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2008, at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin, Tenn.

Ralph was born on February 4, 1949 the son of the late Fred Oakley and Lassie B. Merriman Patterson in Macon Co, Tenn.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Billy Patterson.  On December 4, 2004 he married Peggy Merritte Patterson, who survives.  He was self-employed as an Electrician and Plumber.

Besides his wife, he is survived by: daughters & sons-in-law, Elisha & Robert Morris, Portland, Tenn., Lisa & Mark Tillman, Bethpage, Tenn., son, Daniel Patterson, Portland, Tenn.,

step-daughter & husband, Tracy & Thomas Cooper, step-son and his wife, Scotty & Diana Gass all of Lafayette, Tenn., 4 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren.