Mr. Ralph E. Pass, age 82, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, January 16, 2009. He was predeceased by: his parents, Bothwell and Flonnie Westbrooks Pass; and sisters, Sallie Grace Holland and Charlotte Mealor. He is survived by: wife of 56 years, Mrs. Maxine Eller Pass, Buford, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Sally and Rev. John Pike, Greensboro, GA; grandson, Zach Pike; granddaughter, Katie Pike; sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Thomas Smith, Carnesville, GA; brother and sister-in-law, Bothwell and Mabel Pass, Buford, GA; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Gladston Mealor, Lawrenceville, GA, Quinton Holland, Buford, GA and Bobby and Jenny Eller, Williamsburg, VA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Pass was born July 16, 1926 in Gwinnett County, GA. He was a U. S. Army veteran. He was a retired plant manager from Larkin Coils, Inc. in Atlanta, GA. He was an active member of Prospect United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville, GA where he was church organist for forty years, was a member of the United Methodist Men's Club, and was a former Sunday School teacher and taught the Junior High Class for twenty years. Funeral service will be held on Monday, January 19, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Prospect United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville, GA with Rev. Grady Mosley and Rev. John Pike officiating and with the remains being placed in state at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133,