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1936 Cleveland 2010

Cleveland R. Ramage

December 12, 1936 — June 20, 2010


Cleveland Richard Ramage, 73, of Birdsville, formerly of Tiline, died at 8:40 a.m. June 17, 2010, at Calvert City Convalescent Center in Calvert City.

Mr. Ramage was born in Mullikin, Ky. He was a member of Birdsville Baptist Church, where he was very instrumental in the building of Birdsville Church. He was a heavy-equipment operator and a member of International Union of Operating Engineers Local 181 in Paducah.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Carnelia Anglin Ramage; two daughters, Elizabeth Henson and husband Michael of Smithland, and Diane Jones and husband Dennis of Ledbetter; two sons, Ronney Ramage and wife Francie of Smithland, and Mikey Ramage and wife Gaylene of Tiline; three brothers, Bobby, Orville and Eddie Ramage, all of Tiline; six stepchildren, Daniel Cowen of Salem, Sandy Guess of Eddyville, Kenny Cowen of Smithland, Jimmy Cowen of Superior, Wisconsin, Gary Cowen of Marion, and Pamela Guill of Smithland; eight grandchildren, Kathy Edwards, Kelly Phillips, Tammy Vinyard, Tim Jones, Tonya Trujillo, Samantha Ramage, Jana Ramage and Keshia Ramage; 17 stepgrandchildren, Charlie Cowen, Heather Franklin, Kenneth Ray Guess, Jimmy Cowen, Melinda Lawson, Vicky Cowen, Gary Wayne Cowen, Crystal Jean Cowen, Stephanie Cowen, Chris Cowen, Brian Cowen, Carey Cowen, Roy Neal Guill, Heidi Guill, Trista Olson, Tonya Hite and Donna Cowen; 10 great-grandchildren; eight stepgreat-grandchildren; and 22 stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lilburn and Odar Mae Doom Ramage.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 20, 2010, with Rev. James Driver and Dr. Chad Badger officiating. Burial will follow in Leeper Cemetery in Tiline.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 19, 2010, after 5 p.m. at Smith Funeral Chapel in Smithland.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to: Birdsville Baptist Church, 709 Birdsville Lane, Smithland, KY 42081.

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Saturday June 19, 2010, 5:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Chapel
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Sunday June 20, 2010, 2:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Chapel
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