In Memory of
Charlotte C. Ramsey
Charlotte became the County Coordinator for Pulaski County in April 2001.
Later, she volunteered for Grant and Saline counties
and continued with those three counties until her death.
CHARLOTTE CURLEE RAMSEY, age 75, of the East End Community, went to her eternal home on Saturday, July 2, 2016. She was of the Missionary Baptist faith. She was born in Little Rock, Ark., to Maybelle Nicholas and Otis Owen Curlee Sr. on Aug. 31, 1941. Due to the death of her mother when Charlotte was only 17 days old, she was raised by her maternal grandparents, Alma Spaulding Byers and Samuel Otis Nicholas Sr. She attended Peabody Elementary School, East Side and Forest Heights Junior High Schools, and went to Central High and Hall High (The Lost Class of 1959). She was a Steverino on "Steve's Show" and graduated from Mabelvale High School in 1959, and went to Clayton's School of Beauty Cosmetology, then owning and operating Charlotte's Hair Fashions.
She is survived by her husband, Raymond Lewis Ramsey, whom she married on April 8, 1960. Other survivors are one son, Raymond Kent Ramsey and his wife Marilyn; two grandsons, Zachary and Jonathan Ramsey; three great-grandsons, Zachary, Garrett and Jonah Ramsey along with her granddaughter-in-law, Tracy Ramsey. She leaves several cousins and friends, along with several close faithful friends, especially Joline and David Kaucher, Ruth Beck, and Cecilia and David Wilkerson. She is also survived by her siblings, James Seay, Linda Cummings and Debbie Harris.
Three siblings preceded her in death, Betty Ann Brabender, Brenda Michael and Otis Curlee Jr. In 1979 she began genealogy research for their families, and had the Pulaski, Saline, and Grant County genealogy websites online. She transcribed many cemeteries and took photos of the gravestones, putting the trascriptions on the county pages to help with other's research. She also wrote two books, one being about Salem Cemetery and the other concerning East End, Landmark and Sardis Communities.
Cancer was found in June 2014 and she bravely fought it through technology at CARTI with Oncologist Dr. Jamie Burton and Teresa and Pat and Pulmonary Dr. Eyad Abochale and his nurse Lindsey.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at Salem Cemetery in the East End Community, on Arch Street in Saline County. There will be no visitation.
Arrangements by Memorial Gardens Funeral Home of Sheridan (870) 942-1306. To sign the online guestbook: www.memorialgardenssheridan.com.