Clifford Donald Ramey

Clifford Donald Ramey, 83, of Clayton, passed away Jan. 8, 2017. Clifford was born in Rabun County, the son of late Burch Ramey and the late Essie Page Ramey.

Clifford, after graduating high school, served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked at Burlington Industries for 37 years and was the finishing department manager. He enjoyed hunting, camping, cooking and enjoying a great meal with friends and family. The most important thing was his family and he spent as much time as possible with them.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, “Loppy” Laurannah Giles Ramey; four brothers, Hoyt Ramey, Johnny Ramey, Bobby Ramey and Russell Ramey; and two sisters, Ophelia Turner and Jeanette Turner.

He is survived by two sons, Tony Ramey (Kathy), Troy Ramey (Marsha), all of Clayton; four grandchildren, Anthony Ramey (Tonya), Kent Ramey (Jennifer), Nicole Ramey and Ali Ramey, all of Clayton; one great-grandchild Tate Ramey; one brother, Mike Ramey of Lakemont; one sister, Ophelia Turner of Hull, and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family received friends Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, from 6-8:00 p.m. at Beck Funeral Home.

A funeral service was held Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Beck Funeral Home, with the Rev. Danny Cannon and Dennis Turner officiating. Burial followed in the Ramey section of Wiley Cemetery with Masonic Funeral Rite.

The family asks in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Sid Weber Memorial Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 485, Rabun Gap, Georgia 30568, or Rabun Cross Society, P.O. Box 1853, Clayton, Georgia 30525.

Beck Funeral Home, in Clayton, was in charge of the arrangements. An online memorial register book is available at

The Clayton Tribune, Jan. 12, 2017

The Clayton Tribune

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Clayton, GA 30525

Phone: 706-782-3312
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