The Rev. Sr., 78, Bluford died at 4:05 a.m. Sunday in
Godd Samaritan Hospital. He was a tree surgeon and operated
the Ransey and Son Nursery Co. for several years before his
retirement in 1980.
Mr. Ramsey was born in Opdyke April 29, 1905, the son of
George and Lula (Bumpus) Ramsey. He was married in Jefferson County
to Leona Snow who survives.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Hughey Funeral Home
with the Rev. Verlin Scarbrough officiating, Burial will follow in Cubb
Friends may call after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Ira G. Ramsey Jr.,
of Bluford and Robert F. Ramsey of Mt. Vernon, three daughters, Mrs. Jerry
(Maxine) Funkhouser of Lemont, Mrs. Ross (shelby) Cockrum of West City and
Mrs. Norval (Christine) Smith of Mt. Vernon, 30 grandchildren, 18 great
grandchildren, one brother, Kenneth Ramsey of Fairfield, and several neices
Mr. Ramsey was an ordained minister of the Evangelistic Messengers Association
and was a member of the Mt. Vernon Church of God.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and one daughter.
Source: Wayne County Press
Date: Nov. 14, 1983
Submitted by: John Ball