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Ralph G. Leathers

Ralph G. Leathers Ralph G. Leathers

Ralph Garland Leathers, 84, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, at his home in Georgetown, Ind.

He was born March 28, 1936, in Nelson County, Ky., the son of James Felix and Annie Rae Cook Leathers.

He was retired from Floyd County schools. He was a bus driver, mechanic and a farmer. He was a member of Bloomfield, Ky., Masonic Lodge No. 57 and a member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Lanesville, Ind.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mazie Catherine McGaughey Leathers; a sister, Ruth Martin; and two brothers, Paul and Cecil Leathers.

He is survived by his wife, Nettie Benson of Georgetown; four daughters, Kitty Pennington (David) of Lebanon, Tenn., Jo Ann Ragan (John) of Floyds Knobs, Ind., Cindy Cook (John) of Franklin, Tenn., and Lisa Hammond (Jeff) of Georgetown; 12 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

There will be a graveside service at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, at Edwardsville Cemetery in Edwardsville, Ind.

The family suggests memorial gifts be made to either Hosparus of Southern Indiana or to Mount Zion United Methodist Church. Due to COVID-19, masks and social distancing are required. Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown, Ind., are entrusted with all arrangements.