Ralph Milo Heflin

July 29, 1933March 10, 2014

Ralph Milo "Pete" Heflin Sr., 80, a longtime resident of Stafford County, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014, at Sentara Hospital with his family by his side.

He was a U.S. Army veteran. He then served as a firefighter, and retired in 1976 from Engineering Proving Grounds in Newington.

For the past 35 years, Ralph and his wife owned two businesses located in Stafford, H&H Auto Repair and H&H Trucking.

He belonged to Moose Lodge 1655 of Fredericksburg and American Legion Post 290 of Stafford.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Frances Cropper Heflin; son Bernard W. Heflin of Stafford; and daughter Phyllis Frantz (Fred) of Overland Park, Kan. In addition to his children, he is survived by eight grandchildren, Shawn Heflin (Tammy), Bernice Smarr (Kevin), Heather McCormick (Richard), Joshua Heflin (Rebecca) and Matthew Heflin, all of Stafford, Joe Biondolillo, Freddy Frantz (Audrey) of Kansas and Erika Seward (Shawn) of California; and 10 great-grandchildren, Austin and Bradley Smarr, Hunter McCormick, Morgan, Megan and Joshua Heflin Jr., all of Stafford, Kira Raine and Henry of California and Gabby and Fred of Kansas.

Mr. Heflin was preceded in death by four sons, Ralph M. Heflin Jr., Milo F. Heflin and twins Larry and Gary Heflin; father Milo B. Heflin; mother Ella L. Heflin; sisters Eunice Nashwinter and Viola Iverson; and brother Eldon B Heflin.

He loved to collect old cars, pocket watches and clocks. One of his favorite old cars was a 1977 Ford truck that he recently had restored.

Pallbearers will be Shawn Heflin, Joshua Heflin, Matthew Heflin Ryan Stanley, Ritchie Sowers and Daryl Kellison and junior pallbearer Austin Smarr.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, March 17, at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Stafford Chapel, 186 Shelton Shop Road, where a funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 18. Interment will be at Stafford Memorial Park.

Condolences may be sent to mullinsthompsonstaf


  • Visitation Monday, March 17, 2014
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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rowena hunter

September 16, 2014

I was just thinking of Mr Heflin, He was a good man. I helped him when I was working in the bank also helped me a lot fixing my car. RIP Mr. Heflin.

Megan Heflin

July 7, 2014

I miss you grandpa Ralph

Ronnie Green

March 18, 2014

Sorry for your loss, you and your family are in our prayers.
Ronnie Green & Erica Palashoff

Glenda (Carroll) Owens

March 18, 2014

Sorry for your loss, You are in my thoughts and prayers

Lloyd and marcia samuels

March 17, 2014

On behalf of Lloyd and marcia Samuels and family, please accept our deepest sympathy

Ruthe Hall

March 17, 2014

to the family of Ralph "Pete" Heflin.
Frances. and family. to each of you.
I am sorry for your loss. You have my
deep condolences and I will remember you in prayer.

Bernice Heflin-Smarr

March 17, 2014

Grandpa I cant believe you are an angel now. I miss you so much and until we meet again I will think of you every single day. I will never forget you. Love Always your "Mophead"