Monday, May 10

Ralph Eugene Briles Jr. Passes

CEDAR RAPIDS-Ralph Eugene Briles Jr., 74, passed Thursday, May 6, 2010, at Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at Gospel Light Baptist Church in Marion; Pastor Ronald Morrow officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. Born Jan. 29, 1936, in Cedar Rapids, son of the late Ralph and Bertha Harris Briles Sr. Survived by his wife, Alma Jean Hartman (married- June 22, 1957); four children, Karla (Gary) Park of Walnut Creek, Calif., Paul (Doreen) Briles of Davenport, Chris (Ross) Edgerton of Cedar Rapids and Andy (Renee) Briles of Marion; nine grandchildren, Ryan, Kari, Alex, Tyler, Amanda (Tyler), Amber, Zac, Matt and Mitchell; one great-grandson on the way; and a sister, Bev (Bob) Etzel of Marion.

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