Obituary: James Ramey

James Ramey, 84, of Sweet Home died at home on May 12, 2010.

He was born Jan. 20, 1926 in Shubuta, Miss., to Lucius and Eva Ramsey.

He married Jo Cleta (Jody) Cheek on Sept. 26, 1947 in Bend. They moved to Sweet Home in spring 1948 and raised a family.

Mr. Ramey retired from Crown Zellerbach after 22 years as a journeyman millwright.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jody; daughter, Bonnie Ramey; sons, Randy Ramey and wife, Barbara, and Steven Ramey; seven grandchildren; and three great-granddaughters.

A memorial service begins at 11 a.m. on May 22 at the Sweet Home Elks Lodge.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Elks Lodge for the Sweet Home Food Pak Program or to Samaritan Evergreen Hospice.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.