Ramey, Lester "Bud" Lee (Rock Spring)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Lester "Bud"  Lee  Ramey,  89,  of  Rock  Spring, GA, died  Monday,  December 17, 2012.

He was preceded  in  death  by  parents,  Claude  and  Beulah  Ramey;  daughter,  Tammy  Ramey;  grandchild,  Sandy  Keith; and  brothers and  sisters.

He is survived  by  his wife,  Florance  West  Ramey;  daughter,  Linda  Gail  Mitchell and  husband  Larry;  sons,  Marty  Ramey  and  wife  Stephanie,  all  of  Rock  spring  and  Roy  Lee  Ramey  and  wife  Peggy,  of  Vass,  NC;  brothers,  Glenn  Ramey  and  wife  Belva,  Curtis  Ramey  and  wife,  Betty  Sue,  all  of  LaFayette;  ten  grandchildren; 12  great-grandchildren;  seven  great-great-grandchildren; and  several  nieces  and  nephews.

Funeral  will be from  the  Wallis  Memorial  Chapel  Thursday, December 20 at  11 a.m.  Service will be conducted  by  Rev.  Charles  Higdon. Interment will be in  the  LaFayette  Memory Gardens.

The  arrangements are  by  Wallis-Wilbanks  Funeral  Home,  LaFayette.


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