Doris Jean Adcock Ranson, 67

Published 3:20 pm Tuesday, January 3, 2012

CUMBERLAND, Jan. 3 – Doris Jean Adcock Ranson, 67, of Cumberland, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 31, 2011. She was born January 25, 1944 to Tucker Rice and Betty Ballowe Adcock of Buckingham.

She would always ask, “How may I help you?” for she was ready to lend a helping hand to anyone and enjoyed serving the public. She was employed by a garment factory in Buckingham and a department store in Dillwyn for a short time before marrying Douglas Ranson on April 16, 1966.

Mr. and Mrs. Ranson were the owner/operators of the family business, Hillcrest, for most of their married life, along with his parents, James and Hulda Ranson. She enjoyed baking, cooking, canning and preparing meals with her mother-in-law, Hulda Ranson, in the restaurant section of Hillcrest. She retired with her husband in 1997 from the family business, which served the public for over 65 plus years. The couple was active participants in an Amway distributorship for several years along with supporting Prince Edward Academy's band boosters, Cumberland Vol. Rescue Squad and Cumberland Vol. Fire Department.

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She was a graduate of Buckingham High School and has served as a Notary Public for Cumberland County.

She is survived by a daughter, Karen Marie Ranson of Cumberland and two brothers, Bernard Adcock and Appomattox and Tucker Adcock of Albemarle County. She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, James Douglas Ranson Jr.

We would like special mention to several devoted and caring individuals who assisted Mrs. Ranson and her family with her care: Walter “Dickie” and Regina Fahrner, Sheriff Darrell Hodges, Kenneth Kidd, Shameka Bolden, Sherry Keller, Mary E. Honebein, Deana Milliner, Rita Braxton, Della Guthrie, and Louise Booker.

Family will receive friends Friday, January 6 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Puckett Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7 at Center Presbyterian Church, Cumberland, with interment in the church cemetery.

Please join the family for refreshments and remembrances of Mrs. Ranson after the service in the fellowship hall of Payne Memorial Church at Cumberland Courthouse.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cumberland Vol. Rescue Squad, Cartersville Vol. Rescue Squad, Fitzgerald Memorial Baptist Church or Payne Memorial Church, all of Cumberland.

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