Ralph Tollison

Rev. Ralph Tollison

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Rev. Ralph Chandler Tollison, 84, husband of the late Vivian Campbell Tollison, died Sunday, December 27, 2020 at his home in Anderson.

Born in Anderson on August 3, 1936, he was a son of the late King Silas Tollison and the late Jessie Chandler Tollison.

Rev. Tollison was a 1955 graduate of Anderson Boy’s High School and a 1974 graduate of Anderson College, now Anderson University. He then went on to graduate from The Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1979. He pastored several churches in the states of South Carolina and Georgia in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Those churches include, Broadway Lake Baptist Church (Anderson, SC), Milltown Baptist Church (Hartwell, GA), Vesta Baptist Church (Carlton, GA), and Molena Baptist Church (Molena, GA). Rev. Tollison has also served as interim and supply pastor for several other congregations during his time in the ministry and ultimately retired in 1999. He was also a skilled carpenter and worked with his brothers in the home building industry. He had also worked as a delivery driver for Wometco Vending and for Anderson Tile Company. He was also a former fireman with the Hopewell Fire Department in Anderson County, SC.

Rev. Tollison is survived by his children, Anna Tollison, Nathan Tollison (Julie), and Stephen Tollison, his grandchildren, Makenzie Tollison and Eli Tollison and his siblings, Ruth Tollison, Jeroldine Tollison and Harry A. Tollison, along with several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Jessie Ann Tollison, Jeanette Tollison McAlister, Lucille Tollison Long, K.S. Tollison, Marvin Tollison, Eugene Tollison, Victor Tollison, and Victoria Tollison.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 3:00pm on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Anderson, SC. Rev. Bill Rigsby will officiate.

The family will speak to attendees at the graveside immediately following the service.

Social distancing is to be observed and face masks are required.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Washington Baptist Church (Nehemiah’s Wall Fund) 208 Washington Church Rd. Pelzer, SC 29669

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  • Graveside Funeral Service

    Wednesday, December 30th, 2020 | 3:00pm
    Wednesday, December 30th, 2020 3:00pm
    Forest Lawn Memorial Park
    2609 Highway 29 N
    Anderson, SC 29621
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    The family will speak to attendees following the service. Social distancing is to be observed and face masks are required.
    Rev. Bill Rigsby


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