Ralph Ray Mumford, 80


Ralph Ray Mumford, 80, of Showell, Md., passed away peacefully, at his home, on March 21, 2019. He was born on March 29, 1938, to the late Robert and Laura Mumford, in Showell, Md.

Mumford was educated the Worcester County, Md., school system. He was employed by Paul and Linwood Hadder doing landscaping for 20 years, and then worked for the Cliff Cannon Ford Lincoln Mercury dealership for approximately 40 years, retiring in 2012.

Mumford was married to Lillie Mae Mumford until her death in 2007. His hobbies included horseshoes, watching Westerns and spending time with his family — especially his nephews. He was a member of St. John AME Church in Bishopville, Md., also serving as the church janitor. He always made sure the building was heated for Sunday-morning services.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Mumford was also preceded in death by five brothers and seven sisters, Walter, William, Robert Mumford Jr. and Ernest Mumford, John Hall, Hattie Mumford, Hester Mumford, Louise Manley, Alice Hall, Irene Collins, Marion Person and Laura Hall. He is survived by three sisters, Janie Cephas of Selbyville, Del., Edna Poulson and Catherine Mumford, both of Berlin, Md.; a goddaughter, Nichole Tyre and her husband, Terrence, of Showell, Md.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Friday, March 29, 2019, at Tyree AME Church in Berlin, Md., with viewing and visitation starting at 10 a.m. and funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Curtis UMC Cemetery on Campbelltown Road, Bishopville, Md. Condolences may be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.