James Randall Ramey, 63

James Randall Ramey, 63 of Elkhorn City, KY was born on Dec. 1, 1954 in Pikeville, KY to the late Herman and Dorothy Caudill Ramey. Randall passed away at his home on Friday, November 2, 2018 after a long illness.  Randall was a member of the Elkhorn City Church of God and was a microbiologist for the Buchanan General Hospital.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Jamie Lynn Ramey and a grandson, Ethan Randall Watson. Randall is survived by his wife, Yolonda Cantrell Ramey of Elkhorn City, KY; two daughters, Rebecca Diane Ramey of Floyd, VA and Jessica Leigh Watson of Elkhorn City, KY; and grandchildren, Annabelle and Abigail Watson. Randall is also survived by a brother Jackie Ramey of Elkhorn City, KY.  Services will be held at the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, November 4, 2018 2:00 with Scottie Adkins officiating. Visitation will be from 6:00-10:00 on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from the chapel. Burial will follow in the Elkhorn City Cemetery, Elkhorn City, KY.


  1. Mary Whitt says

    Worked with Randall about 23 years..He sure made some of my day a lot brighter..He will be missed..So Sorry..Prayers and strength for the family

    • Scott Miller says

      Randall was a light when one was needed in any situation. He could make you laugh at a moment’s notice and think when he knew you needed clarification. A brother to me and many people. Heaven just got a precious soul.

  2. Rosemary Stacy says

    So sorry to hear of Randall’s passing. Worked with him for about 10 years. He was a very good person to work with. We had many laughs together.

  3. Sandy Prater says

    Randall was more than just a co-worker he was a friend and a mentor. He was always available for instruction and guidance. He was also more than just the “Lab Clown” he was the highlight of your day. I know my day were also a little brighter when it was spent working with Randall. My friend you will be missed. Prayers for the loving family you leave behind

  4. Janice O’quinn says

    Randall, You will be truely Missed by so many!….You were always my go to person at work, seemed Like you were always there when I needed help. You were always the first person to lend a hand…I will truely miss you, and your beautiful Smile. Prayers for your Family…

  5. Dwayne Mullins says

    Hi Yolonda,
    Myself, Deedee and our family want to express our deepest sympathies and prayers for your great loss. I know mere words are not enough in such a time of sorrow as this but know we love you and will be praying for you in the coming days and months ahead. I did not know Randall personally but we know you and I know he was a god send for you. May the Lord give you the peace that passes all understanding at this time. Love you, Dwayne, Dee, Amber, Andy and families.

  6. Bill and Diana Tipton says

    I have known this family almost all my life and I am so sorry to hear of this loss.
    The community has lost a great person. My thoughts, love and prayers go out to all the family.

  7. Jocelyn Keene says

    I worked with Randall for 7 years and he always seemed to make the day go alittle better. He will be missed. So sorry for your loss and you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Ginny Kay Sode says

    So very sorry to hear about Randall’s passing. We have been friends for many years, his parents and my parents (Mona Mae and Willoughby Ratliff) were the best of friends. So sorry for your loss.

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