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Ralph Eli Esco

The Rev. Ralph Eli Esco, 84, of Thorsby died Saturday, April 16, 2016.

He was born on Wednesday, July 8, 1931 ,in Birmingham, son of the late Samual Earl Esco, Sr. and the late Lillie Elizabeth Simmons Esco.

He was a minister.

Surviving are son, Douglas (Karla) Esco of Verbena; daughters, Rhonda (Bob) Joyner of Thorsby, Cydne (Jack) Duke of Lawrenceville, Ga.; special son, David Cox of Atlanta; special daughter, Sue Paradise of Alexander City; grandchildren, Gabe Vines, Nicholas Vines, Cliff Joyner, Lee Joyner, Davis Joyner, Lindsay Mims, Wesley Jones, Elizabeth Licon, Chris Duke, Luke Paradise; great-grandchildren, Brittany Vines, Lindsay Joyner, Griffin Joyner, Wilbur Joyner, Miles Joyner, Gilda Joyner, Wilde Joyner, Kayleigh Licon, Maddie Duke, Lilli Duke, Oliver Mims, Fynn Mims.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Ann Esco, and grandson, Douglas Lee Esco II.

Friends will be received from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 19 at West End Baptist Church.

Services will be held Wednesday, April 20 at 2 p.m. at West End Baptist Church with the Rev. Daniel Wilson officiating.

Interment will follow in Midway Memorial Gardens in Jemison.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to West End Baptist Building Fund, 2005 2nd Ave. N., Clanton, AL 35045.

Martin Funeral Home directing.

You may leave online condolences on the guest registry for the family at www.martinfuneralhomeinc.com.