The Memorial Candle Program has been designed to help offset the costs associated with the hosting this Tribute Website in perpetuity. Through the lighting of a memorial candle, your thoughtful gesture will be recorded in the Book of Memories and the proceeds will go directly towards helping ensure that the family and friends of Ralph Ice can continue to memorialize, re-visit, interact with each other and enhance this tribute for future generations.

Thank you.

Select Candle

Obituary for Ralph Ice

Ralph  Ice
Ice, Ralph, 93, of New Martinsville, WV went home to his Lord Monday, September 15, 2014.

Ralph was born March 31, 1921 in Smithfield, WV son of the late Esten and Flossie Belle (Edwards) Ice.

He was a retired Post Master from the Jacksonburg Post Office, served in the U.S. Army during WWII, member of Pine Grove Sportsman Club, lifetime member of Pine Grove American Legion Benton M. Lowe Post 81 and St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in New Martinsville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by granddaughter, Jaclyn Hessling; grandson, Matthew Hessling; great grandson, Christopher Federico; siblings, Earl, Wayne, Ross, Ray, Lona Belle, Ruby, Ruth, Martha and two infants.

Surviving are his wife of sixty-seven years, Fairy Louise Kelley Ice; son, Ralph (Toundra) Ice of Jackson, AL; five daughters, Ruth Coen of Pine Grove, WV, Carol Ann Buchanan of Tupper Plains, OH, Theresa Ice, Janet Federico and Mary Margaret (Jimmy) Melott all of New Martinsville, WV; granddaughter, Crystal (John) Ice-Martin; three brothers, Roy (Catherine) Ice of New Martinsville, WV, Jack Ice of Nashville, TN and James (Diane) Ice of Beach City, OH; fifteen grandchildren; several great grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends received 3-7 p.m. Friday, September 19, 2014 at the Jarvis-Williams Funeral Home, 1224 S Bridge St., New Martinsville, WV. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m., Saturday, September 20, 2014 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. John McDonough as celebrant.

Rosary service will be held 6:30 p.m. on Friday.

Honor Guard will conduct military service after the Mass.

Interment to be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made, in Ralph’s name, to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Capital Campaign, 21 Rosary Dr., New Martinsville, WV 26155 or Bags of Bounty, NMUMC, 10 Howard Jeffers Dr., New Martinsville, WV 26155.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ralph Ice, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Order Flowers
Recently Shared Condolences
Recently Shared Stories
Recently Shared Photos