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First Baptist Church
Saturday November 17th, 2018

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Saturday November 17th, 2018
3:45pm - 5:00pm

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Ralph Herbert Fields

Ralph Herbert Fields, 88 of Winston-Salem, formerly of Sanford passed away Thursday November 1, 2018 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House.

A memorial service will be held at 3 PM on Saturday, November 17 at First Baptist Church, Sanford.

Mr. Fields, a life-long resident of Sanford until this past July, was a son of the late Graham Salmon Fields and Beulah McDonald Fields. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Sanford, where he served as a deacon and more recently, chief assistant to the church hostess. Mr. Fields retired from the US Postal Service as a dependable rural letter carrier. He was also a former member of the Sanford Lions Club.

 He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, William Warren Fields.

Mr. Fields is survived by his wife of 60 years, Clara Lee Hare Fields; daughters, Elizabeth Rose "Beth" Fields of Winston-Salem and Suzanne F. Jones and husband Chuck of Burns, TN; and a sister, Mary Fields Johnson of Greensboro.

Memorial contributions can be made to First Baptist Church, 202 Summit Dr, Sanford, NC 27330 or to Kate B. Reynolds Hospice, Trellis Supportive Care, Attention: Finance, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.

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As an across-the-street neighbor of Ralph for many years, I echo the expressions of sympathy voiced by others who knew him well in other ways. I will remember him fondly as a kind and good man with a servant heart. May the peace of Christ be with you, Clara, Beth, Suzanne, and others whom Ralph loved and will miss him.

Reinette S. Stephenson Nov 16 2018 12:00 AM

A fine Christian who lived and believed in doing for others! Our deepest sympathy and prayers!
Betty and Ricky Cameron

Betty Cameron Nov 12 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ralph Fields

Betty Cameron Nov 12 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ralph Fields

Jane Benedict Nov 6 2018 12:00 AM

Mr. Fields was our mail carrier when we first moved to Sanford many years ago. He was one of the best. At the time, we had a 15 month old and a new baby and Mr. Fields somehow was aware that it was difficult for me to get to our mailbox. He would drive up our driveway and leave the mail on our front porch. This was the type of person he was.......always thinking of others.
So blessed to have known our special mail carrier.

Charles and Atha Nall Nov 2 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ralph Fields

Claudia Young Rosser Nov 2 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ralph Fields

Imogene Douglas Clegg Nov 1 2018 12:00 AM

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