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Thurin ‘Geter’ Ramsey, Limestone

Published February 3rd, 2012 12:31 am

Mr. Thurin “Geter” Ramsey, age 88, long time resident of Limestone, passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness.

Mr. Ramsey was a native of Greene County and son of the late Robert Bob & Annis Cutshaw Ramsey.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Ramsey was also preceded in death by a sister, Reptha Nease; and six brothers, M.C., Roland, Dolphus, Lowell, Ernie and Sam.

He was of the Baptist faith.

Geter’s working career included several years working as a Carpenter with Bob Smith Construction Company in Greeneville and Barkley’s in Limestone.

Survivors include his wife, Doris J. Phillips Ramsey, Limestone; children, Thurin G. Ramsey Jr. (Hazel), Louisville, TN, Donna Crowe (James), Bristol, TN, Randall D. Ramsey, Limestone, and Sandra G. Ramsey, Sweetwater, TN; grandchildren, Dustin Vonglis, Stacy Vonglis, Maegan Ramsey, Sean Eller and Brianna Birchfield; three great-grandsons; brothers, Harold M. Ramsey and R.B. Ramsey (Sylvia); and a sister, Madge Crain (Harvey).

Family and friends will meet at 9:45 a.m. at the Oak Grove Church Cemetery in Greeneville Saturday, February 4, 2012, for a 10:00 a.m. Graveside service. Pallbearers will be family & friends.

Condolences may be sent to the Ramsey family online at

Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, 753-3821

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