Donald Ramey

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Donald Ramey, 75, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at his residence, following a short illness. Born Jan. 4, 1938, in Buford, to the late Cicero and Ada Ramey, he had lived in Dawson County for the past 16 years, having moved from Cumming.
Mr. Ramey owned and operated Ramey's Concrete and Finishing for 50 years. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. Donald always had a smile for everyone and his quick wit brought joy to those around him. He was a member of New Life Church of God and was also preceded in death by his first wife, Dean Cantrell Ramey; sisters, Jackie Clay, Nellie West; and brothers, Floyd Ramey, Fred Ramey, and William "Bill" Ramey.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda Collins Ramey of Dawsonville; children, Eddie and Sheila Ramey of Cumming, Nell and Tommy Bryson of Cumming, Mark Ramey and Beth Thomas of Blue Ridge, Lori and Greg Cloud of Cumming; stepson and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Linda Chester of Cumming; daughters-in-law, Rachael George of South Carolina, Barbara Pitts of Cumming; sisters and brothers-in-law, Essie Mae and James Grissom of Suwanee, Lois Bolden of Lawrenceville, Minnie Tuggle of Buford, Jean and Walter "Sparky" Martin of Sugar Hill, Patsy Page of Oakwood, Dot Holbrook of Woodstock; special friends, Jim and Yvonne Zalewski of Cumming; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 2 p.m. at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Mike Owens officiating. Private interment services will be held in Sawnee View Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday, Jan. 7, from 1-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Life Church of God, P.O. Box 917, Dawsonville, GA 30534.
Condolences may be expressed at
Bearden Funeral Home in Dawsonville is in charge of arrangements.

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Published in Forsyth County News from Jan. 7 to Jan. 10, 2013