Thursday, February 25, 2010

Obituary: J.B. Ramage, 87

J.B. Ramage, 87, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., formerly of Dycusburg, died Monday, Feb. 22, 2010 in Alvin C. York VA Medical Center in Murfreesboro.

He was retired from Kentucky Stone in Livingston County, was a member of Dycusburg Baptist Church, a member of Dycusburg Masonic Lodge 232 for 50 plus years and a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, who served on the USS Bennington.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Helen Brasher Ramage; one daughter, Michele Manning of Murfreesboro; two grandchildren, Shelby and Davis Manning, both of Murfreesboro; one sister-in-law, Bobbie J. Ramage of Marion; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Chris Manning; three sisters, Ardell Myers Johnson, Rudell Myers Baker and Ada Mae Ramage Belt; three brothers, Charles Myers, Fred A. Ramage and Chuck Ramage. His parents were Frank Ramage and Zemrhu Greenlee Ramage.

Funeral services at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, at Lakeland Funeral Home Chapel in Eddyville with Dr. Mark Gregory and Rev. James Oates officiating. Burial will be at Dycusburg Cemetery with graveside military rites.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home with Masonic rites at 7 p.m.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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