|Birth: ||Aug. 14, 1913|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Sep. 24, 2007|
North Carolina, USA
Mrs. Ramey's obituary was published 26 Sept 2007 in "The Star":
"Jenny Beatrix Blanton Ramey
Professor Emeritus of Elementary Education
Aug. 14, 1913- Sept. 24, 2007
LATTIMORE — Jenny Beatrix "Bea" Blanton Ramey was born in Lattimore on Aug. 14, 1913, to Garva Ella Harrill Blanton and John Samuel Blanton. She was the oldest of seven brothers and sisters.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John S. and Garva Harrill Blanton; her husband, S. Arnold Ramey; three brothers, Jesse Miles Blanton, who died in infancy, John S. Blanton Jr. and Kenneth H. Blanton; a sister, Mary Annette Blanton Cline; and two sisters-in-law, Louise Brown Blanton and Evelyn Gold Blanton.
She is survived by a sister, Sarah Blanton Dedmon and husband, Hal; two brothers, Harrill Lee Blanton Sr. and Robert Eugene Blanton; sister-in-law, Elizabeth C. Blanton; and brother-in-law, T. Ray Cline, as well as many loving nieces and nephews. Special thanks go to her caregivers, who treated her with such loving kindness and respect.
Bea graduated from Lattimore High School and attended Boiling Springs Junior College, where she received an Associate in Arts degree in education in 1933. She later received her B.S. degree in education and a M.A. degree in elementary education from Appalachian State University, as well as an M.A. in guidance counseling from UNC Chapel Hill. She did postgraduate work at the University of Colorado.
Beatrix taught in the North Carolina public school system before becoming a full-time instructor at Appalachian. She supervised student teachers throughout western North Carolina. On May 30, 1958, she married Shirley Arnold Ramey. Arnold was a history professor at Catawba College. They shared many hobbies that included extensive research in the genealogy of their ancestors. The Rameys had two publications in the field of genealogy: Cleveland County Marriages and 1850 Cleveland County Census.
Bea retired from her position at Appalachian State in 1979 with the rank of full professor. The Board of Trustees granted her emeritus status in 1980. During her tenure at Appalachian, she served on the Faculty Senate, the Committee on Public Service, the Faculty Senate Student Welfare Committee, the Elementary Education Personnel Committee and the North Carolina Association of Educators-Student Chapter, which she also chaired. She dedicated much of her extra time to serving as an education consultant in various North Carolina counties. Bea also organized, evaluated and taught extension courses and in-service workshops for teachers in the Charlotte, Gastonia, Lexington, Shelby and Rutherfordton areas of North Carolina.
Professionally, Beatrix was affiliated with the National Education Association, the North Carolina Association of Educators, the Association of Teacher Education, the National Society for the Study of Education and the National Education Association of Higher Education. She is listed in Who's Who Among American Women.
In her retirement, Bea continued her genealogy hobby and her membership in professional organizations. She was secretary to the Board of Directors of the Cleveland County Historical Association and was a board member of the Old Tryon Genealogical Society. She conducted seminars in genealogy in Rutherford and Cleveland counties. She was a founding member and served as regent for the Flint Hills Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Bea also maintained membership in the following groups: the North Carolina Genealogical Society; the Virginia Genealogical Society; the Broad River Genealogical Society; the North Carolina Museum of History Associates Inc., the American Association of Retired Persons, the North Carolina Retired School Personnel, the State Employees Association of North Carolina, the Cleveland County Community Concert Association and the editing committee of the Cleveland County and Rutherford County "Heritage" books.
Bea returned to the family home in Lattimore after retirement and continued to live there until she died unexpectedly on Monday, Sept. 24, 2007, at the age of 94. She died peacefully in the same room in which she was born. Bea was a member of Lattimore Baptist Church. She was driven by the desire to see the members of her family as well as others to be able to receive a higher education. She delighted in their achievements and always urged them to continue their education.
Visitation: The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Cleveland Funeral Services.
Funeral: Friday at 2 p.m. at Lattimore Baptist Church
Burial: Lattimore Baptist Church Cemetery
Officiated by: Pastor Henry Nichols
Online condolences: www.clevelandfuneralservices.com "
John Samuel Blanton (1889 - 1947)
Garva Ella Harrill Blanton (1891 - 1985)
Shirley Arnold Ramey (1914 - 1971)
Jesse Miles Blanton (1912 - 1912)*
Jenny Beatrix Blanton Ramey (1913 - 2007)
Annette Blanton Cline (1915 - 2007)*
John S Blanton (1918 - 2000)*
Kenneth Hewitt Blanton (1920 - 1998)*
Lattimore Baptist Cemetery
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Judith Parker-Proctor
Record added: Sep 29, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21818311