Randy Ferryl Ralston

December 6, 1951 - October 18, 2022

Randy Ferryl Ralston, 70, of West Union, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at his residence. He was born December 6, 1951 in Maysville, Kentucky.  He is preceded in death by parents: Thomas and Dorothy (Morrison) Ralston and one son-in-law, Eric Stephens.

Randy is survived by wife of 51 years, Carolyn Ralston of West Union; one son, Otie (Erika) Ralston of Peebles; two daughters: Lydia Ralston-Stephens of San Francisco, California and Nadia (Aaron) Ralston-Martin of Georgetown, Kentucky; five grandchildren; two spouses: Levi (Shelby) Ralston of Peebles, Callie (Jake) Cornett of Charleston, South Carolina, Malachi Stephens of San Francisco, California, Naomi Stephens of San Francisco, California and Addison Martin of Georgetown, Kentucky; two great grandchildren: Kinley and Natalee Ralston of Peebles; one sister Sherry (Randy) Elliott of Port Richey, Florida and one brother, Ted (Reena) Ralston of Ashland, Kentucky.

Randy loved his family and his farm.  He enjoyed being outdoors and was a very hard worker. He attended the Dunkinsville United Methodist Church and was a member of the Ohio Operating Engineers Local 18.  He is also a retired Tiffin Township Committeeman.

Memorial donations can be made to:

Dunkinsville United Methodist Church

DUMC c/o Mike and Brenda Crackle

14460 State Route 41, West Union, Ohio 45693 or

West Union Church of Christ in Christian Union Building Fund

255 Hale Drive, West Union, Ohio 45693.


The public visitation is 6-8 PM Thursday, October 20, 2022 at Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated, 205 South Cherry Street, West Union, Ohio 45693.

The public funeral is 1 PM Friday, October 21, 2022 at Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated. Pastor Richard Lloyd and Reverend Suzanne Hopkins will officiate.

The public interment is at West Union Cemetery, 9522 State Route 125, West Union, Ohio 45693.

Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated serves the family.


Phil and Vicki Rhonemus - Nov 7, 2022
Dear Carolyn and Family, Continuing to keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Remembering all of our good times! Sincerely,
Bev Gustin Blake - Oct 22, 2022
Carolyn and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you. I just saw the post today on our Class of 70 site and am still shocked to hear of Randy's passing. Carolyn, I pray for you during this difficult time. You and Randy were such a team and both such beautiful people. God bless you. Bev
Janice marie mccarty - Oct 21, 2022
Prayers for you and your family I temrmber going to Satterfields chapel and the boys were little and also Sherry Precious memories also beingmat you housr when you had the Sstterfields Ladies aid one time
Kim Stutz Fields - Oct 20, 2022
So sorry for your loss. Randy will certainly be missed my so many.
Janet Faulkner - Oct 20, 2022
I will miss our little chats at Walmart! Give everybody a hug for me. You will b missed! Rest in Peace!
Susan Thomas - Oct 20, 2022
Dear Carolyn and family, I am so sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. He was such a great guy and classmate in school. My parents thought the world of your family and you were always there for us when we needed someone. Sending you love and prayers. May you cherish all the great memories of your life together!
Rick/Georgia Rothwell - Oct 20, 2022
Carolyn and family. We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Randy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Connie( Young) Jones - Oct 20, 2022
I am so sorry. I grew up living by the Ralston family. We had so much fun. It has been along time since I have seen any of the family. Randy was such a great man. prayers for the family through this hard time.
John T and Elaine Lafferty - Oct 19, 2022
To Carolyn and all of Randy's family, We send our sincere sympathy to you, and hope that precious memories will be a blessing and comfort to you.
JACK & LEWIS - Oct 19, 2022
So sorry to hear about Randy.Will miss seeing him at festival's.
Phil & Vicki Rhonemus - Oct 19, 2022
Dear Carolyn, Sherri, Ted, and Extended Family, So sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. Remembering all the play times we had when younger, also throughout school years and interactions after we returned to Adams County. A good friend and classmate. He will be missed. Prayers for all. Sincerely,
Robin Lucas - Oct 19, 2022
So very sorry for the loss of Randy. He was a wonderful person. His family is in our prayers and hearts.
Kathy an Mike McClanahan - Oct 19, 2022
Our thoughts an prayers are with you all🙏🏻. Randy was such a good guy an will miss talking with him
Ben and Mary McDonald - Oct 19, 2022
We are so sorry to hear of your family's loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. -Grace and Peace be with you
Judy Ralston Laney - Oct 18, 2022
Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers