2019-01-10 / Obituaries

Louis Melvin Ramsey

Mr. Louis Melvin Ramsey, 86, of Waynesboro, Georgia, entered into rest Thursday, January 3, 2019.

A memorial service with full military honors was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8 at the Burke Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 842 Liberty St., Waynesboro, Geor­gia.

Louis was a native of Kentucky. He was a highly decorated retired Sgt. with 26 years of service in the U.S. Army. He was the recipient of many medals and commendations including the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Good Con­duct Medal (5th award), National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, Combat Medical Badge, United States Army Recruiter Badge, among others.

He was preceded in death by one grandson, Roger Edward Spencer, III; and two sisters, Marie Overbay and Leona Davis.

Mr. Ramsey is survived by his wife, Ernestine Rommersbach Ram­sey of Waynesboro; one daughter, Valerie Ramsey Spencer (Roger) of Waynesboro; one granddaughter, Meghan Leigh Spencer of Atlanta, Georgia; one brother, Alan Ramsey; and three sisters, Francis Harper of Tennessee, Betty Campbell of Kentucky, and Rose Ramsey of Tennessee.

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