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John Ramsey

John Gaither Ramsey

Saturday, July 8th, 1944 - Sunday, September 6th, 2020
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John Gaither Ramsey, 76, of Mars Hill, passed away Sunday, September 6, 2020. He was a native of Madison County and the son of the late Troy Gaither Ramsey and Pauline Banks Ramsey. John was retired from the North Carolina Highway Department and was a member of Little Ivy Baptist Church.

Mr. Ramsey is survived by his wife of 48 years, Joyce Ramsey; daughters, Pam Ramsey of Mars Hill and Patricia Laucka (P.J.) of Johnson City, TN; sons, John Ramsey (Roxanna) of Fletcher, Tim Ramsey (Kim) of Westminster, SC; sisters, Lib Owen (Leonard) of Mills River, Margaret Freeman (Dennis) of Marshall; grandchildren, Jonathan Ramsey and Ellie Laucka; great grandchildren, Adily and Jaylee Ramsey; special canine companion, Bandit; and several nieces, great nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Robbie Capps Memorial Chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Service. Reverend Anson Johnson will officiate. Burial will follow in Metcalf Bruce Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 10th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Thursday, September 10th, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Blue Ridge Funeral Service
    7626 Highway 213
    Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, September 10th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Thursday, September 10th, 2020 2:00pm
    Blue Ridge Funeral Service
    7626 Highway 213
    Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Anson Johnson
  • Interment

    Thursday, September 10th, 2020 |
    Thursday, September 10th, 2020
    Metcalf-Bruce Cemtery
    Grant Metcalf Road
    Mars Hill, North Carolina 28753
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Paula Hollifield

Posted at 09:38pm
Just now saw where Johnny passed away. Joyce and family, so very sorry. Johnny was such a kind and good man. I went to church with your family for many years at Little Ivy and it was always a joy to see Johnny and watch how much he loved his family. Heaven is rejoicing! Prayers for your family. Paula Hollifield

Brenda Lowe

Posted at 10:17pm
I can just hear you saying “Howdy Cuz” when we would meet.
You were always such a sweet, kind and patient man who always had a smile.
You have left behind a sweet family and my heart goes out to each of them.
You will be missed. Rest In Peace my dear Cuz.

Courtney Banks

Posted at 09:01pm
So sorry to hear this sad news. John was such a gentle soul. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
-Courtney Banks

Linda and Johnny Hensley

Posted at 09:42am
Joyce and family, We are so sorry to hear of John's passing. We are thinking of you and wish we could be there today. We are remembering you in our prayers. Let God hold you in His loving arms and give you His peace. Love to all, Johnny and Linda Hensley

Judy Goforth

Posted at 04:16pm
So very sorry to hear that Johnny had thoughts and prayers to all the family and wishing for the peace and strength to get you all thru these difficult days. Thinking of you and sending love.

Judy Goforth

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