James Ranson, Jr. 68

Published 4:30 pm Tuesday, November 23, 2010

CUMBERLAND, Nov. 23 – James Douglas Ranson Jr. 68, of Cumberland, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 20, 2010. He was born June 22, 1942 to the late James Douglas Ranson Sr. and Hulda Asal Ranson of Cumberland.

Mr. Ranson was an employee of DuPont and the Virginia Department of Transportation before returning home to work with his father in the family business, Hillcrest. He retired the family business which had been open and serving the public for over 65 plus years. We would like special mention of his devoted cousin and friend Walter “Dickie” Fahrner who was always there to support him and his family.

He was a graduate of Cumberland High School and Smithdale Massey Business School.

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He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Doris Jean Adcock Ranson and his daughter, Karen Marie Ranson of Cumberland.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, November 23, at 2 p.m. at Center Presbyterian Church in Cumberland.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fitzgerald Baptist Church.

Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, is in charge of arrangements.