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Chad Abshire
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BRAEHOLM, W.Va. — Kenneth Ray Ramsey Sr., 55, of Braeholm went to be with the Lord on the 9th of October, 2012, at Duke University Hospital in Durham, N.C., after a short, well fought battle with cancer.

Born October 20, 1956, at Man Appalachian Regional Hospital, he was a son of the late Henry and Leola Thompson Ramsey. Also preceding him in death was his loving brother, Edward Joseph Ramsey Sr.; nephew, Henry Ramsey, and brother-in-law, Charles Murrell.

Kenny Ray was a 1975 Graduate of Man High School where he was an outstanding football player and outstanding in wrestling. He was a coal miner for 28 years, working as a roof bolter, and a member of the Original Glorious Church of God in Christ at Taplin.

Kenny was a very giving person, enjoyed helping others and always had a smile on his face. He touched so many people in his lifetime and was the caregiver of his grandson, Damain White.

Additional Survivors left to cherish his memory include his children on which his life was centered; four sons, Brian (Sonia) King of Upper Marlboro, Md., Orlando (Amber) King of Pikeville, Ky., Kenneth Ray Ramsey Jr. of Institute, and Eric (Michael) Ramsey of Huntington; two daughters, Sabrina Leper of Jamestown, N.J., and Erica Harris of Greensboro, N.C.; two stepchildren, Candace Harrison of Charleston and Seth Lester of Gilbert; four brothers, Napoleon Ramsey of Chattanooga, Tenn.,, Nathaniel (Connie) Ramsey of Aylett, Va., Robert (Beverly) Ramsey of Euclid, Ohio, and Ronald (Karen) Ramsey of Man; four sisters, Elizabeth Taylor of Chicago, Ill., Cynthia (Kevin) Pigram of Hopewell, Va., and Francis (Leroy) Terry and Judy Murrell, both of Braeholm; 14 grandchildren; four step grandchildren; his devoted ex-wife and friend, Twilla Ramsey of Charleston; extended family, fiancée Sara Pack; mother, Sheryl Pack and Granny Bernice Mills of Christian and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Home going services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, October 15, at The Original Glorious Church of God in Christ with Elder Leroy Shaw officiating. Entombment will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens at Godby.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of services Monday at the church.

Condolences can be sent to chatmanfuneralhome@suddenlink.net

Arrangements have been entrusted to Chatman Funeral Home in Cherry Tree.

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