Sunday, August 12, 2012

Sunday's Obituary: Susie (Johnson) Simmons Ramshur

Funeral services for Mrs. Susie Simmons Ramshur, 57, were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Pleasant Hill Pentecostal Church, Foxworth.  Rev. E.J. Hudson of Sheraton, La., and Rev. Marvin Terrell officiated.  Interment was in Pineburr Holiness Cemetery.  Mrs. Ramshur died Tuesday, June 18, at Forrest Gernal Hospital, Hattiesburg, following an illness of six weeks duration.  She was the daughter of Robert and Sarah Herrin Johnson, born July 1, 1916 in Lamar County.  She was a former employee of Reliance Manufacturing Company where she worked for 16 years.  Survivors are her husband, Warner T. Ramshur; two sons, Alton Simmons of Foxworth and Elton Simmons of San Antonio, Texas; and two daughters, Mrs. Lula Sue Powell of New Orleans and Mrs. Gertrude Wiginton of Waynesboro; one step-son, T.A. Ramshur of Lucedale; one sister, Mrs. Bertie Johnson of Columbia; one brother, Alex Johnson of Pineburr; 17 grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.  Pallbearers were Shelby Tippit, Larry Terrell, Jerome Terrell, Jimmy McSwain, Richard Graham and Edgar Phelps.

(Susie Johnson was my maternal grandmother.  She passed away from this life on 18 June 1974.)

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