Ralph Clement Beaver

February 16, 1921November 13, 2017

Mr. Ralph Clement Beaver, 96 of China Grove was reunited with his Lord and Savior on Monday November 13, 2017. Since November 4, 2016, he has made his home with his daughter Linda Gulledge. Born on February 16, 1921, he was preceded by his wife of 48 years, Donnie Easley Beaver, a daughter Maxine Bruce Gabel, and parents George and Ola Beaver. In addition, Mr. Beaver’s brothers, Ray Beaver, Joe Beaver and sister Kathline Adams precededed him in death. Ralph leaves behind three children, Roy Beaver (Dean) of China Grove, Brenda Baxter (J.B.) and Linda Gulledge also of China Grove. In addition to his loving children, Mr. Beaver was blessed with five grandchildren, Marsha Martin (Doug) of Rockwell, Chris Bruce of Mooresville, LuAnn Baxter (Billy) of China Grove, Sandy King (Eric) also of China Grove and Travis Bruce (Keisha Bryce) of Granite Quarry. Ralph was fortunate to have had nine great grandchildren, Micah Bruce, Cody Baxter, Josh Martin, Caleb Martin, Allyson Baxter, Logan King, Noah King, Riley King and Emilee Bruce. In addition Mr. Beaver also had one great great grandson, Trey Crowell. Ralph went to the Old Bostian School as a child. From 1940 till 1942, Mr. Beaver drilled wells for a living. In addition, Ralph worked for Cannon Mills Plant 1 as a weaver from 1942 till 1971. He then joined his son Roy and began his long standing career as an appliance serviceman for Beaver’s Appliance Sales and Service. In 2001, Mr Beaver retired from appliance repair and continued his life long passion of farming. Mr. Beaver was a member of Oak Grove Freewill Baptist Church. His greatest enjoyment in life was sharing his love of Christ with others. Whenever the opportunity arose, Ralph would share the gospel. He preached at Five Oaks Nursing Homes for 20 years. Visitation will be on Tuesday November 14, 2017 from 7:00 till 9:00 pm at Linn Honeycutt Funeral Home in Landis with funeral on Wednesday at 2:00 also at the funeral home with Revs. Randy Tucker and Joe Harding, ministers. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park in Concord. All other times the family will be at the home of his son Roy Beaver. Online condolences may be made to the family at


  • Visation Tuesday, November 14, 2017
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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Janice and Ronnie Wensil

November 21, 2017

Ralph was a strong man of God and he always lovingly shared that. His prayers to our Father were heart felt and wise. He loved our Lord and he loved his family. To Brenda, Linda, Roy and families, we send our love, thoughts and prayers. The gates of Heaven opened wide and Jesus took your loved one's hand and said "Well done, thy good and faithful servant." Ralph did what he was called to do. And that was to nurture, minister to and love all of God's people and especially you as family. Ralph was a special man that left a legacy for all of us. And steps to walk behind as he led the way. May you each be comforted in knowing God's love and peace can get you through the tough and sad times. We loved Ralph and we love each of you dearly!!

Crystal Siers

November 19, 2017

Brother Ralph was a wonderful friend, and Sunday School teacher was always a wonderful encouragement to my husband and myself we loved him and we are sorry to hear of his passing. But he is with the Lord now and he won't have to be sick no more

Donald / Donna Coker

November 16, 2017

Ralph Beaver was a man of God if anybody was. If you ever met Ralph he always had a kind word to say. He love to talk about Jesus and read his bible. Ralph was a friend but most of all he was my mentor. We love you Ralph beaver. To God be the glory....

November 15, 2017

I'm sorry for your loss. May God's loving kindness bring peace and comfort during this sad and difficult time. ~Psalms 29:11

Candy Frye

November 15, 2017

So sorry for your loss! I only had the opportunity to meet Mr. Beaver several times, however he was such a nice gentleman. I thought the world of his parents-George and Ola Beaver. Mr. Beaver reflected their concern and friendship for everyone.

Candy Frye - Daniel and Paul. (Old Beatty Ford Rd. Neighbors)

Courtney Kerley

November 14, 2017

Sorry for your loss!

The Honeycutt family Donna Jason & ansley.

November 14, 2017

Rip Poppy Ralph Beaver u will be missed but not forgotten hope to see u again one day u We're a real good man love u forever.