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Ralph Boyd McGough

July 29, 1936 ~ January 10, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Ralph McGough Obituary

RALPH BOYD MCGOUGH, age 87 of Clanton, passed away on January 10, 2024 at Shelby Ridge Rehabilitation in Alabaster, AL. He was born in Nauvoo, AL on July 29, 1936; the son of the late Belton McGough and the late Hazel Northcutt McGough.

He worked at Prestolite in Decatur, AL as a machinist in the 1960s. After learning the bakery trade from his father-in-law, Malcolm Noles, he opened R&S Bakery in Decatur, AL in 1969. In the 1970s he moved his business to Fayette County, AL and operated one of the first bakeries in a supermarket chain (Foodway Supermarkets) in the state of Alabama. He worked as a bakery/deli specialist with the Bruno’s/Food World Grocery chain from 1984 until 2003 in Alabama and surrounding states.

He liked Alabama football, visiting state parks, and working in his yard. He will be best remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

He is survived by: Wife of 66 years, Sandra Noles McGough of Clanton; Son, Rob McGough of Hartselle; Grandsons: Matt McGough, Sam McGough, and Ben McGough all of Hartselle; Great Grandchildren: Carter, Knox, and Oakley; Brother, Robert McGough of Nauvoo; Brother, Jerry McGough of Madison; Sister, Shirley Guthrie of Nauvoo; and his life-long friend and co-worker, Ronnie Lewis of Athens.

He is preceded in death by: Son, Randall Kent McGough.

No services are planned at this time.

Final care and arrangements entrusted to the Ellison Memorial Funeral Home of Clanton, AL.

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