Longtime businessman, grocer Herbert Ramey dies at 81
HERBERT E. RAMEY
July 7, 1941-Aug. 5, 2022
Funeral services for Herbert E. Ramey, 81, of Waynesboro, will be at 2
p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022 from First Baptist Church of Waynesboro,
with Dr. Steve Smith officiating. Visitation will be from 12-2 p.m. on
Monday, Aug. 8, 2022 from First Baptist Church of Waynesboro.
Following the funeral services, interment will take place at Serenity
Gardens Cemetery in Waynesboro.
Born on Monday, July 7, 1941 to the late Herbert E. Ramey, Sr., and Ruth
Clanton Ramey, he was a lifelong resident of Waynesboro, where he was a
member of First Baptist Church of Waynesboro and an integral part of the
local business community.
Beginning as a teenager, he worked with his father and brother in
Waynesboro to establish and then expand Ramey's Grocery Store locations
across southern Mississippi and Alabama. Throughout his life, he
dedicated himself to the grocery business and was proud to have his son
and son-in-law continue the tradition of serving the grocery needs of
Loved by all of those who knew him, he had a passion of life and enjoyed
spending his days at the grocery store, farming, hunting, fishing,
visiting the beach, cheering on Alabama football, watching the markets,
having a nice glass of wine and sharing quality with his ever-expanding
He died on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022 at Wayne General Hospital, surrounded by
He is survived by his three children and their spouses, Kimberly Ramey
and Mike Ford of Waynesboro, Herbert Bradford and Charlene Ramey of
Purvis and Heather Ramey, M.D. and Chris Haley of Fairhope, Ala.; his
sister, Ouida Draughn of Waynesboro; nine grandchildren and their
respective spouses, Nathan and Kristen Ford of Brandon, Holly and Alex
Bishop of Franklin, Tenn, Maggie Ford of Nashville, Tenn., Taylor and
Kristen Ramey, Ford and Laken Ramey and Lily Ramey, all of Purvis, and
Patrick Haley, Sam Haley and Ramey Haley, all of Fairhope; and three
great-grandchildren, Charlie Kate Ramey, Mary Ford Ramey and Parker
Ramey, all of Purvis.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Gilbert Ramey; his father,
Herbert E. Ramey, Sr.; his mother, Ruth Clanton Ramey; his son, Gilbert
Brian Ramey; and his brother, James Franklin "Jimmy" Ramey.
In lieu of usual remembrances, donations may be made to the University
of Alabama, Herbert Ramey Endowed Scholarship, Box 870101, Tuscaloosa,
AL 35486 to fund a scholarship awarded to University of Alabama sudents
form Mississippi, with preference given to those from Wayne County.
Donations can be mailed, made online at
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An online guestbook can be signed at www.freemanfh.com.
Freeman Funeral Home of Waynesboro is in charge of arrangements.
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