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James Ralph Tripp Sr.: Ash

    James Ralph Tripp Sr. of Ash age 76 died Saturday, July 19, in Columbus Regional Healthcare, Whiteville. He was 76.
    Born in Brunswick County, he was the son of the late OZ and Grace Hines Tripp.
    He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Leona B. Tripp of Ash; two sons, James Ralph “JR” Trip Jr. and Harold “Dave” Tripp of Ash; two daughters, Jane Lynn Barnes of Supply and Holly Dean Fulwood of Calabash; a brother, Bill Tripp of Ash; four sisters, Faye Simmons Pat Long, Brenda Cribb, and Annie McKeithan of Ash; and 11 grandchildren.
    Visitation was planned from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, in Friendship Baptist Church in Ash.
    Services were planned for 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, in Friendship Baptist Church, with former pastors Tommy Fields and Bob Rea officiating, and burial following in Azar Smith Cemetery, Ash.
    A guest register is available at here.

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