Ralph Stockton, the son of the late Hayes and Rachel Bates Stockton, was born in Sesser, Ill., on June 23, 1912, and died at the home of his daughter in Dexter, Mo., on Aug. 23 at the age of 90. Mr. Stockton had lived in Sesser and Benton, Ill., most of his life and moved to Dexter four years ago. He was a retired coal miner and had also worked for the Mars Candy Company in the 1940s. He was a member of the First Church of God in Dexter and the United Mine Workers of America. On June 6, 1938 he was married to Ella Barton in Benton, Ill. Surviving are his wife, Ella Stockton of Dexter; one son, Ronald Stockton of Dearborn, Mich., one daughter, Dee Patterson of Dexter; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and six sisters, Nora Taylor, Alice Bradley, Noble Stockton, Martha Stockton, Mae Eisenhart, Floyd Stockton, Freda Eubanks and Sadie Robinson. Visitation will be held at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home in Benton, Ill., after 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, 2002. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, 2002, at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home with the Rev. Rick Patterson of Dexter officiating. Interment will follow in the Horse Prairie Cemetery near Sessor, Ill., with Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the First Church of God in Dexter.