Lucy A. “Miss Lucy” Ramey Barnes
by Robert Joseph Baker | March 5, 2014 5:22 pm
Last Updated: March 7, 2014 at 12:04 pm
Lucy A. “Miss Lucy” Ramey Barnes died Monday, March 4, 2014.
Born June 9, 1915, she was a daughter of the late Betty Ramey and Gilmer H. Pippin. She grew up in Castlewood in Russell County, Va., to which she lovingly referred as “Down Home.”
After the death of her husband of 50 years, Edgar G. Barnes, she spent the past nine years with her daughter, Mary, and son-in-law, Jim, in Maryland. Upon their retirement, she came to South Carolina.
“Miss Lucy” was known for her love of the farm, her gardening prowess and her love of children. She believed in God First, family and her love for her country.
She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Mildred Darthula; and all her siblings, Otis, Audrey, Ruth, John, Virginia, Georgia and Robert.
Survivors besides her only daughter and son-in-law include a grandson, Christopher Thomas of Roanoke, Va.; two granddaughters, Wendy (David) Mason of Ashland, Va., and Denise (Will) Lancaster of Mt. Juliet, Tenn.; a foster son, Thomas (Shirley) Hale of Bristol, Tenn.; six great-grandchildren; nine nieces and nephews; a wonderful friends, Helen Scarberry of Castlewood; and her favorite furry friend, Jill the schnauzer.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Grace Christian Fellowship Church with the Rev. Mike Murdoch officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to services in the church’s fellowship hall.
Dale Harkins, Larry Whorton, Rich Coggins, Glenn Costello, Thomas Ivey and Christopher Thomas will serve as pallbearers. Jerry Wisee will serve as an honorary pallbearer.
Memorials may be made to Grace Christian Fellowship Church, P.O. Box 702, Manning, SC 29102.
Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, is in charge of arrangements, (803) 435-2179.