Ralph Stanley funeral to be open to the public

Ralph Stanley at Chateau Morrisette in 2009 - photo by Quigg LawrenceThe Stanley family has announced that the funeral to be held for Ralph Stanley on Tuesday (June 28) will be open to fans and friends.

It will be hosted at Hills of Home Park, the site of the annual Stanley festival of the same name. It is located between McClure and Coeburn, VA on Smith Ridge. The address for use in GPS systems is 131 Hills of Home Park, McClure, VA 24269.

Attendees are asked to arrive by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday with services scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. All are welcome.

A phone number has been provided for questions: (276) 926-4646.

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