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Harold "Whitey" Ramsey

May 27, 1937 — June 22, 2020

Harold “Whitey” Ramsey, 83, of Benton, passed away peacefully on June 22, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family.  Whitey was of the Baptist faith and faithfully served his community in law enforcement for 18 years while serving as Sheriff of Polk County for ten of those years.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, visiting friends and being in the garden.

He was born on May 27, 1937 to the late Ben and Elsie Green Ramsey.

Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Helen Lewis Ramsey; beloved sons, Robert Harold “Bob” Ramsey, Brad (Lisa) Ramsey, Bryan (Karen) Ramsey; grandchildren, Matthew Ramsey, Allyson Ramsey, Rusty (Heather) Ramsey, Nicholas Ramsey and Brooke Ramsey; one great-grandchild, Chloe Ramsey; one brother, Dewey Ramsey.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

A Celebration of Life graveside service will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Greasy Creek Cemetery with Terry Abernathy officiating.  Nick Ramsey, Rusty Ramsey, Matthew Ramsey, Tim Lewis, Mike Raby, Mike Ingram and Dale Dockery will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Higgins Funeral Home of Benton.

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Graveside Service

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Starts at 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

Greasy Creek Cemetery

, Reliance, TN 37369

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