Ralph R. Berch, 87, of Crystal Springs, died Sunday, March 31, 2013 at Copiah Living Center in Crystal Springs.
Visitation will be 6pm-8pm Tuesday at Stringer Family Funeral Home in Crystal Springs. Services will be 11am Wednesday at Stringer Family Chapel with interment at New Zion Cemetery. Stringer Family Funeral Services in Crystal Springs is handling arrangements.
Mr. Berch was a native and lifelong resident of Copiah County except for the time he served in the US Navy during WWII. He worked for a car dealership during his early career and later was foreman at Hood Lumber until his retirement. He was a member of the local Masonic lodge and was a Baptist.
He is survived by his daughters, Brenda Rice and husband Jim of Russellville, Ark and Patricia (Pat) Fortenberry and husband Robert of Crystal Springs; brother, Thaxton Berch of Crystal Springs; 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.