Ralph Deel, 70 of Haysi, VA passed away Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017 at his residence. Ralph was a member and deacon of Emmanuel Old Regular Baptist Church for years. Ralph was born November 10, 1946 in Royal City, VA to Ralph Percy (Evelyn) Deel of Vansant, VA and the late Florence Helen Blankenship Deel. Besides his mother, Ralph was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ezekiel & Rebecca Blankenship, paternal grandparents, Willoughby & Bessie Deel; nephew, Michael Edwards and several aunts & uncles. Ralph is survived by his wife, Sarah Catherine “Cathy” Bailey Deel of Haysi, VA; son Ralph Nathan Deel of Haysi, VA; and sister, Susie Edwards of Sante Fe, NM. Also survived by nephew, Bo (Ellen) Edwards; great-nephew, Declan Michael Edwards; mother & father-in-law, Monroe & Nell Bailey; brother-in-law, Tony (Cathy) Bailey and niece by marriage, Ashley (Clifton) Kennon. Visitation will be after 6PM Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 at the Emmanuel Old Regular Baptist Church with a service at 7PM. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 at 12PM from the church with Toby Bailey, Elder Carvel Edwards, Elder David O’Quinn, Elder Tony Yates & brother Thomas Hill. Burial will follow at the Bailey Family Cemetery, Haysi, VA.