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March 02, 2024

Ralph William Herman

Ralph William Herman

Ralph William Herman, 83, of Taylorsville, passed away on Friday, May 28, 2021, at his home after a period of declining health.

Ralph was born August 31, 1937, in Alexander County, the son of the late George Herman and Ruth Reese Herman.

He retired from Nu Mode Frame Shop in maintenance. He was also an operator of heavy equipment and enjoyed sawmilling. He was a life-long member of St. Luke Lutheran Church. He was one that shared a lot of wisdom and enjoyed loving on his grandchildren. He loved his 1957 Cameo Pickup, enjoyed making molasses for over 50 years, and also gardening.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ervin Herman.

Those left to cherish and honor his memory include his wife of 61 years, Leona Jolly Herman of the home; daughter, Jeanine Herman (Warren White); sons, George Herman (Gail), Donald Herman (Sandy), and Billy Herman (Amber), all of Taylorsville; brother, Lewis Herman of Taylorsville; seven grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and a great-grandchild due in August.

The funeral service will be held at 4 p.m., Monday, May 31, 2021, at St. Luke Lutheran Church. Pastor Andrew Miller will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to St. Luke Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund, 1364 Church Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681.

Condolences may be sent to

Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to be serving the family of Ralph William Herman.


  1. Nick & Diane Hilton on May 30, 2021 at 3:49 pm

    Leona and family, So sorry to hear about Ralph may God give you comfort in the days ahead. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Nick & Diane Hilton, Columbia, SC

    • Michael Millsaps on August 17, 2021 at 2:36 pm

      Sorry for the lost of ralph

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