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02/11/11 - NNHS Newsletter - George Ramsey

George Pritchard Ramsey
(16 Apr 1921 - 04 Feb 2011)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have yet another sad if slightly belated edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.  George Ramsey passed away in Hampton on Friday, February 04, 2011 at the age of 89.  He was the father of Mary Ramsey Dickerson ('68), Johnnie Ramsey, Michael Ramsey, and Ken Settles, and of the late  Mickie Settles Cook ('66), and the father-in-law of Bob Cook ('67) of VA.

  From Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('68) of VA - 02/11/11, 4:32 PM - "sad news":

Dear Carol, 

I know you are very busy all the time and may not have noticed that Mary Ramsey Dickerson '68, lost her father on 2/4/11 (Daily Press 2/8/11)...

I know that you can not see everything -- I really do not know how you do as much as you do.  You keep all the Typhoon Nation together!!
... Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally '68

   Thank you so much, Elizabeth.  I read this twice and still did not recognize what I was seeing.

From the Daily Press - 02/08/11:

    George P. Ramsey
    HAMPTON - George P. Ramsey, 89, passed away Feb. 4, 2011, in Hampton, Va.

A native of Madison County, N.C., he was a longtime Peninsula resident. He was a retired agent of Life Insurance Company of Georgia, where he received numerous awards. He was a loyal member of the Church of God. He was also an avid Model A enthusiast. George was a larger than life force not only in character but in stature, that helped to shape his children as people and taught them the important things in life. No child could ask for a kinder and more loving daddy. Although this is a loss to all of us on earth, we know he is up in heaven rejoicing and will always be watching over us.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, John and Melissa Ramsey; five sisters; and a daughter, Mickie Cook.

George Ramsey
  He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Betty J. Ramsey; his beloved children, Mary Dickerson, Johnnie Ramsey, Michael Ramsey, and Ken Settles; as well as 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews and many other family members.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A celebration of George's life will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, at First Church of God, 617 Randolph Rd., Newport News. Interment will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.

Friends are encouraged to visit to share memories and words of condolence with the family.

Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., in Hampton, 23666. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from February 8 to February 9, 2011.

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February 06, 2011

We are sorry to hear of George's passing. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. May the Lord strengthen, encourage and uplift you in the days, weeks, months to follow.
In His service,
Rev. Mel & Maryanne Fosse
Sarah & Hannah

February 08, 2011
Betty and children, I was sad to learn that George has passed away from this life. May God bless you even more now.

~ Fran Ray, Newport News, Virginia

February 08, 2011

 Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

~ Cindy Dickerson-Ruehrmund, Gloucester, Virginia

February 08, 2011 

Sorry to hear of the passing of Bro. George. One of our many remembrances is the song he often sang, "I'm On the Right Road." Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

~ George & Mary Norton, Arden, North Carolina

February 08, 2011

I am so sorry to learn of Mr. Ramsey's death. My prayers are with the family as they mourn. But know - his Redeemer lives so George lives as well.

~ Erica Chigos, Yorktown, Virginia

February 08, 2011
Betty and children, I am so sorry to hear of George's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May you find comfort in the caring of family and friends. I will always remember George's wonderful smile and his helpful nature.

~ Ava (Ray) Brown, Gloucester, Virginia

February 08, 2011
Betty & Family. I am so sorry on George's passing. I remember the many times on Hilda Circle. He was always there if you needed him. I loved him. Glenda & Maria also wish to send their condolences. Betty, please keep in touch. Libby & Family

February 09, 2011
Johnnie and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

February 09, 2011
Johnnie and Family. Our sincere sympathy is extended to you and your family on the passing of your father. We know your hearts are heavy but please know God will supply all your needs. Trust Him. God Be With You All.

~ Leonard Farrish and Debra Davenport Farrish, Hampton, Virginia

February 09, 2011

My thoughts and prayers go out to your family, George will be very missed.

~ Ana Rivera, Richmond, Virginia

February 12, 2011

February 12, 2011

February 12, 2011


  Our deepest sympathies are extended to George's entire family and their friends.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

Rock of Ages

Words by Augustus Montague Toplady, 1763 (first published in The Gospel Magazine, 1775)
(04 Nov 1740 - 11 Aug 1778)

Music by Thomas Hastings
(15 Oct 1784 - 15 May 1872)

Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee,
Let the water and the blood,
From Thy riven side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure,
Save me from its guilt and pow'r.

Not the labors of my hands
Can fulfill Thy law's demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears forever flow,
All for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and Thou alone.

Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to Thy cross I cling;
Naked come, come to Thee for dress;
Helpless, look to Thee for grace;
Foul, I to the fountain fly,
Wash me, Savior, or I die!

While I draw this fleeting breath,
When mine eyes shall close in death,
When I soar to Thee for dress;
Helpless, look to Thee for grace;
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.

"Rock of Ages" midi (sequenced by Brian M. Ames) and lyrics courtesy of - 03/30/09

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 01/27/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

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