James Ralph Tedder Sr., 84, of Sylva went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020.

He was the husband of Elizabeth Tedder and the son of the late Benjamin and Pauline Tedder. Ralph was a member of Webster Baptist Church and a retired mechanic. He was a longtime beekeeper, and he dearly loved his family.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Elizabeth McCord Tedder; one son, James Tedder Jr.; four sisters; and one brother.

No services are planned at this time.

An online registry is available at www.appalachianfuneralservices.com.

Appalachian Funeral Services of Sylva, N.C., is serving the family.