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Sue Ranson Dowdy

February 21, 1946 May 25, 2012
Sue Ranson Dowdy
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The Lord sent a special gift to Irene and Kenneth Ranson on February 21, 1946. That gift was in the form of Sue Ranson Dowdy. She honored Christ by her giving heart and bubbly hospitality to all. Her greeting cards touch all that received them and everyone that came into contact with her was treated like a friend. Sue was truly an Angel on earth. Sue’s favorite season was Christmas because she loved to give of herself. Snowmen, “The Legendary Santa,” and a game of Solitaire will always remind those that knew her best of a kind heart. She grew up in Dillwyn, Virginia but settled with her husband in Cumberland. She was a substitute teacher for many years at Cumberland County Public Schools, an administrative assistant for the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Soil and Water. Sue also served as Cumberland’s elected Soil and Water Representative for two terms. She worked at Stack Pole and for Longwood College. She was a loving mother and grandmother and went out of her way to make everyone she met gleam with joy. Sue returned to the Lord on Friday, May 25, 2012, and she will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her mother and father Irene and Kenneth Ranson, her oldest sister Patricia, and twin brother Tommy. She is survived by her loving husband George Jr, her brother Radford Ranson, son Lee Dowdy, daughter-in-law Elizabeth Dowdy, daughter Joellen Franklin, son-in-law Timmy Franklin, and three wonderful granddaughters; Logan Franklin, Rozelia and Jesse Dowdy, niece Samantha Scialdo, and nephews, Zach and Elijah Ranson, as well as many cousins around the country and friends. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 11:00am at Fitzgerald Memorial Baptist Church with interment to follow at Center Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Cumberland. Family will receive friends on Monday, May 28, 2012 6:00-8:00pm at the Puckett Funeral Home.

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6:00 PM 5/28/2012 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/28/2012 8:00:00 PM
Puckett Funeral Home

115 Covington Court
Farmville, VA 23901

Puckett Funeral Home
115 Covington Court Farmville 23901 VA
United States





11:00 AM 5/29/2012 11:00:00 AM
Fitzgerald Memorial Baptist Church

14 Fitzgerald Road
Cumberland, VA 23040

Fitzgerald Memorial Baptist Church
14 Fitzgerald Road Cumberland 23040 VA
United States

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Center Presbyterian Church Cemetery Final Resting Place

Cumberland, VA 23040

Cumberland 23040 VA
United States

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