Mrs. Mattie Ruth Ramsey, age 96, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, September 19, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Ramsey; sons, Cecil Ramsey and Earl Herman Ramsey; and daughter, Evelyn Ramsey Earls. She is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, James Ramsey, Buford, GA and Eddie Fred and Josephine Ramsey, Buford, GA; ten grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; sister and brother-in-law, Norma Nell and E. J. Moore, Jamaica, NY; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Ramsey was born October 14, 1914 and was a life-long resident of Buford, GA. She was a homemaker. She was a long-time member of Poplar Hill Baptist Church in Buford, GA. Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 23, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Pastor Kenneth Brown, Pastor Betty Sue Earls and Pastor Avery Headd officiating and with remains placed in state at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com .