COLUMBIA- Services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Mount Gilead Baptist Church in Columbia for Warner T. Ramshur, 80, of Columbia, who died Sept. 19, 1991, at Methodist Hospital in Hattiesburg. The Revs. Buddy Cameron and Arthur Shaw will officiate. Interment will be in Mount Gilead Cemetery. Survivors include one son, Thomas Andrew Ramshur of Lucedale; three brothers, Joe Ramshur and Thomas Ramshur, both of Columbia, and Clarence Ramshur of Foxworth; one sister, Lillian Robinson of Columbia; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 4 to 10 p.m. today at Community Funeral Home in Columbia, which is in charge of the arrangements, and from 1:30 p.m. until service time Saturday at the church.
Warner Tisdale Ramshur was married to my maternal grandmother, Susie Johnson Simmons. Though he was by law considered my "step" grandfather, he was "PawPaw T." in my eyes and was a huge part of my earlier childhood memories.