GUY R. RAMSEY, 74, of Memphis, passed away on Monday, November 12, 2007, at the Overton Park Health Care Center. The family has arranged for a memorial service to be held at Family Funeral Care in Memphis, (901) 761-8000. The date and time have yet to be determined.


Mr. Ramsey was born in Peach Orchard, Arkansas, to Letha Allbright Ramsey and Theodore Eugene Ramsey. He attended Paragould High School, and received a degree in Architecture from the University of Arkansas. Mr. Ramsey served in the Naval Air Cadets during the Korean War and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. For over 40 years he enjoyed a successful career in large-scale commercial construction, as an architectural coordinator and an award-winning interior design specialist. Mr. Ramsey served as a project manager or consultant for the building and refurbishing of hotels, resorts, and conference facilities in the United States, Canada, Central and South America, Europe, and Asia.


In the early 1960s, Mr. Ramsey was one of two principal architects responsible for the design of the Eden Isle resort near Heber Springs, Arkansas. His family is especially proud of his work on the Red Apple Inn lodge, the hotel restaurant of the same name, the original Eden Isle Marina, and many of the older residences overlooking Greers Ferry Lake.


Mr. Ramsey is survived by his wife of 52 years, Margot ODell Ramsey, his daughters, Michelle Charbonnet and Rise Maxwell of Memphis, his son Mike Ramsey of San Diego, and his five grandchildren: Clare Charbonnet, Jim Charbonnet, Kate Charbonnet, Adam Nathan and Ben Nathan.


Mrs. Ramsey asks that any memorial gifts be sent to the Alzheimers Association, West Tennessee Region, 326 Ellsworth Street, Memphis, Tennessee, 38111.


I have been in contact with Ginny and King Pharr and she told me that in 2006 King had a stroke and is no longer able to walk or have use of his left arm. She went on to say his mind is as sharp as ever and he enjoyed hearing from old friends, brothers, etc. He was in my pledge class fall – 56. They are retired in Wi. and true to his raising, King made his living in the canning business. Headed up the kraut division for Hunt Br. Canning Co. She went on to say please share his e-mail address ( with all in hope of hearing from old friends.