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Ralph C. Riney, 71

Ralph C. Riney, of Sherwood, Arkansas, was born on June 28, 1947 and went home to be with
his Lord on February 7, 2019 at the age of 71.

He was a beloved member of the Deaf Community, a proud 1967 graduate of the Arkansas School for the Deaf, Little Rock, Arkansas
and a faithful member and servant of Sylvan Hills Church of Christ Deaf Ministry.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Daphne, of 41 years; his parents, Leo A. and Jennie Riney of Osceola, Arkansas; his brothers, John (Jay) Riney of Matton, Illinois, and Samuel Riney of Osceola, Arkansas.

He is survived by his daughter, Belle McGhee; her husband, Tommy; and three grandchildren,
of North Little Rock, Arkansas; nine brothers and sisters, as well as numerous nieces and
nephews in Osceola, Arkansas.

Visitation and funeral will be held at Sylvan Hills Church of Christ, Sherwood Arkansas on
Friday, February 15, 2019. Visitation will begin at 11am and the Funeral will begin at 12pm. The
funeral service will be live streamed on Facebook at Sylvan Hills Church of Christ.
American Sign Language Interpreting services will be provided for both visitation and funeral

Interpreters will be visible on the Facebook live streaming.

Arrangements are under the trusted direction of  A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076.  501-982-3400

Ralph’s Memorial Video:


  • J.R. and Cheri Courtright Posted February 12, 2019 9:03 AM

    Your father was always gentle to us and went to different events at Little Rock Association of the Deaf (LRAD) and Arkansas Association of the Deaf (AAD) to be a part of the Deaf Community for many years. We shall miss him and think of his family from now on.

  • Lisa Hogarth Posted February 13, 2019 12:59 AM

    He will be missed, I’m one of his nieces. Wish I could be there, but I live in San Antonio, Texas. My Heart, Prayers, and Love go to my cousin Belle

  • Jamie Lane-Ross Posted February 13, 2019 10:07 AM

    Hugs and Prayers to you Belle, and your family. We love you, and are thinking of you.

  • Chad Hogue Posted February 13, 2019 6:10 PM

    Earnest prayers for you and your family, Belle. I will have fond memories of your father. God hold you all near and give you peace.

  • Al Tate Posted February 14, 2019 7:36 AM

    Ralph was a very faithful man and will be missed.

    Al & Brenda Tate

  • Carla Langley Posted February 14, 2019 7:51 PM

    Praying for peace and comfort for you and your family. Love & hugs

  • Jeanne Arcement Posted February 15, 2019 1:26 AM

    Praying for the family and friends of Ralph Riney. I worked with Ralph from 1974 to January 2007 at Levi Strauss. Praying for comfort at this time. Jeanne, Gary, and Grace Arcement

  • Myrtle Hanks Posted February 15, 2019 10:17 AM

    Worked with Ralph at Levi’s. He was a very nice man. So sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort.

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