Vernelle B. Ramsey, 89, of Benton, died Sunday, March 4. She was born Feb. 15, 1923, to Warren Ralph and Eunice McGraw Bishop in Caledonia, Ark. Mrs. Ramsey earned a master’s degree in education and was also a teacher at Bryant and Bauxite schools for 34 years. Before retiring, she became the first counselor at Bauxite. She was a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, the Arkansas Society of Mayflower Descendants, A.E.A, N.E.A., Saline County Retired Teachers Association and a charter member of Trinity Baptist Church.
Mrs. Ramsey was preceded in death by her parents and husband, G. Tom Ramsey.
She is survived by her daughter, Kathlyn Brown and husband Randy of Benton; sister, Wanda B. Hardin of Benton; two grandchildren, Renee Thornhill of Texarkana, Texas, and Geoffrey Brown of Bremerton, Wash.; her great-grandson, Nathaniel “Nate” Thornhill; and several extended family members.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 7 at Trinity Baptist Church with burial at Pine Crest Memorial Park and Bro. Mike Titsworth officiating.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at Ashby Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church Building Fund or the Bauxite Museum.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com .