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Lyde E. Ramsey

April 12, 1923 ~ March 7, 2020 (age 96)





Lyde E. Ramsey, age 96, of the Mulberry Gap Community, Sneedville, Tn., was born April 12, 1923 and died peacefully on March 7, 2020.  He professed faith in Christ at an earlier age and later joined Mulberry Gap Missionary Baptist Church where he served as church clerk.  He was a member of F & AM Masonic Lodge, where he served as Master of the lodge.  He was also a member of the OES Chapter # 443 and served as Worthy Patron.  One of his proudest moments during that time was having the honor of escorting his beautiful Grand Esther (his wife, Martha Gladys Ramsey) at Grand Chapter.  He was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Navy and served 3 years in the Pacific aboard the USS Yorktown CV-10.  He was discharged Christmas day 1945 and on February 4, 1946 married the love of his life, Martha Gladys Louthan.  Together they had 4 children; Sandra Elaine, Patricia Lynn, Lyde Everette and Richard Eugene Ramsey.  He co-owned & operated L & L Barber Shop at Jonesville, Va. for over 22 years.  He also owned & operated Ramsey Lumber Co. and loved taking care of his farm & cattle up until his retirement.  Preceding him in death was his wife of 70 years, Martha Gladys Ramsey; father & mother, Eugene H. & Edna M. Livesay Ramsey; brothers, Aaron, Grover (“Boots”), Allen (“Bid”) & Cecil; sister, Mabel R. Bales; infant sister, Helen; half-brother, Rex Blessing; mother-in-law, Maude Pendleton Louthan, whom he loved dearly and son-in-law, James N. Seal


His survivors include;

His children; Sandra, Lynn (Jim), Everette (Donna) and Rick Ramsey

Grandchildren; Kenny, Kandi, Katrina, Daphne, Stephanie, Kelly, Rebekah, Kim, Steven & Eric

19 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren

Sisters-in-law; Marian Ramsey & Dorothy Louthan

Numerous nieces & nephews and friends that he loved

He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and a role model to us all

Special thank you to Kay Trent Brooks and Sabra Lawson for their dedication, love and care for Dad


Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at Mulberry Gap Baptist Church

Rev. Dennis Jones officiating

Interment, with military honors, will follow in the Lyde E. & Martha G. Ramsey Community Cemetery

The family will receive friends from 12 to 2 P.M. on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at Mulberry Gap Baptist Church


Online condolences can be made at


McNeil Funeral Home in Sneedville in charge of arrangements

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March 10, 2020

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Mulberry Gap Baptist Church
Mulberry Gap Road
Sneedville, TN 37869

Funeral Service
March 10, 2020

2:00 PM
Mulberry Gap Baptist Church
Mulberry Gap Road
Sneedville, TN 37869

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