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Inez Crosby Ramey
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Obituary for Inez Crosby Ramey

Inez Hess Crosby Ramey, 90 years of age of Grundy, VA, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, September 17, 2017. Born October 2, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Alden Hess and Allie Stiltner Hess.

She was a Christian of the Pentecostal Faith. The owner/operator of Inez Ramey Enterprise and the former Ramey Dairy Bar, she worked for seventy-five years until her illness three weeks ago. In her early years, she would travel to New York, Ohio and other states to purchase goods to sell in her store.

Inez was an entrepreneur and in her own words “a seller” in Buchanan County for over seventy five years and along the way she has made many friends and met all different types of people. She would often joke that during her career she had probably had enough clothes go thru her hands to dress every person in the state of Virginia. She loved to work, but most of all loved meeting and helping others. Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt.

In addition to her parents Alden Hess and Allie Stiltner Hess, she was preceded in death by her first husband, George Crosby, Sr, second husband, Zenith Carl "Slim" Ramey; step-mother Elizabeth Tackett Hess, daughter Alice Crosby Lind, son Randy Michael Ramey, granddaughter Sara Counts, sisters Geneva Singleton and Judy Stiltner, brothers Ervin Hess, Finis Hess and Tommy Mullins.

Survivors include her sons George Leonard Crosby and Dennis Ramey and wife Carol all of Grundy, VA; sisters Geraldine Blazina of Loraine, OH, Kelpia Simmons of Grundy, VA; half-sisters Millie Hackney of Abingdon, VA and Helen Clevinger of Harman, VA; brothers Dallas Sam Hess of Abingdon, VA, Leonard Alden Hess of Florida and Auty Mullins of Oklahoma.

She is also survived by her grandchildren Shawn Counts and wife Tammy of Raleigh, NC, Katreena Joyce and husband Mark of Bristol, VA, Joe Gary Ramey and wife Amy of Bluefield, VA, Devan Ramey of Grundy, VA, Jonathan Lind and wife Tiffany of Alabama; seven great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and special friends Virginia Garber, Ruth Hutchinson, Shirley Silcox and Sue Dotson.

Funeral service for Inez Hess Crosby Ramey will be held at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel of Grundy, VA, Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Evangelist Mike Rife and Reverend Jerry Ward officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain Valley Memorial Park, Big Rock, VA.

Sons and Grandsons will serve as active pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel of Grundy, VA, Tuesday, September 19th after 6:00 p.m. with evening service to be held at 7:00 p.m.

Online condolences may be sent to

The family of Inez Hess Crosby Ramey have entrusted the care of their loved one to Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Grundy, VA.

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6:00 PM
Shortridge-Ramey - Grundy

1021 Six Twentey Mile Branch Road
Grundy, VA 24614

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1:00 PM
Shortridge-Ramey - Grundy

1021 Six Twentey Mile Branch Road
Grundy, VA 24614

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Mountain Valley Memorial Park

32355 Riverside Drive
Big Rock, VA 24603


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