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Obituary for Evelyn Florene Ramey (Ervin)

Evelyn Florene Ervin Ramey, 100, of Franklin, went home to be with Jesus, on Thursday, February 16, 2023.

Born in Davidson, NC, she was the daughter of the late Farris and Lessie Howard Ervin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years, Carlyle Judson Ramey, Sr.; and seven siblings, Ethel Poteet, Marie Ridenhour, Bobbie Ridenhour, Eursly Anders, Raymond Ervin, Shirley Munday, and Howard Ervin. Mrs. Ramey was of the Pentecostal faith and a charter member of Franklin First Assembly of God. During WWII, she worked for Boeing, where she worked on the inside of the wings of the B17 Bomber. She later retired from Georgia Power, where she had worked for many years. After retiring from Georgia Power, she owned Ramey’s Plant Shop on the Highlands Rd.

She is survived by two children, Evalee Ramey Egan (Thomas) of Charlotte, NC, and C.J. Ramey Jr. (Maxine) of Franklin, NC; three sisters, Marcia Radford of Cherokee, NC, Carolyn Souther, of Albermarle, NC, and Darlene Taylor of Jacksonville, FL.; and one brother, Farris Ervin of Mooresville, NC. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Sean Carlyle Egan, Julie Egan, Jennifer Melvin, Becky Ramey VanderWoude, and Bonnie Forkner; five great grandchildren, Charles “Chase” Melvin V, Madeline Houck, Chandler Thomas Melvin, Bear Forkner, and Ollie Forkner; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Service will be Sunday, February 19, at 3:30pm in the chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. David Bearden and Rev. Tom Grubb will officiate. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2:30pm to 3:30pm, one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Sean Egan, Chase Melvin, Charles Melvin IV, David Forkner, Chris VanderWoude, and Carey Houck.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Levine & Dickson Hospice House Southminster, 8919 Park Road, Suite 1000, Charlotte, NC 28210, Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607,

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Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.