Elsie Ramsey Dale, age 89 of Postelle, TN passed away September 30, 2014. Elsie was born April 13, 1925 in Ducktown, TN. She was preceded in death by her parents William Henry Ramsey and Julia Cain Ramsey, husband Windom R. Dale, sisters Mary Gladys Swain, Edith Lenore Williams and Frances Rebecca Ann Dale, brothers James Kenneth Ramsey, William Ralph Ramsey, Melbourne Ashley Ramsey, Brine Eugene Ramsey, and Walter Lynn Ramsey.
Elsie is survived by children, Barry Windom (Joyce) Dale of Atlanta, GA, William Ricky (Kathy) Dale of Parkville, MO, Rodney Keith Dale of Stockbridge, GA, Jonathan Eric (Belinda) Dale of Stockbridge, GA, Dan R. Dale of Copperhill, TN, Linda L. (Lester) Nickle of Postelle, TN, brother Charles W. (Diana) Ramsey of Salmon, ID, sister Claire Jean Galyon of Selma, AL, grandchildren Bradley C. (Deanne) Dale of Knoxville, TN, Matthew J. (Lisa) Dale of Suwanee, GA, Derrick B. Dale of Dallas, GA, David J. (Johanna) Dale of Chicago, IL, Daniel C. (Sara Beth) Dale of Atlanta, GA, Micah A. Dale of Atlanta, GA, Chelsie L. (Johnathan) Farr of GA, Noah J. Dale of Fayetteville, GA, Amber C. (Jason) Greer of GA, R. Justin Dale of GA, Amanda L. (Mike) Brannan of Jackson, GA, Kayla L. Dale of Newnan, GA, Brittany A. McCall of Atlanta, GA, Rachel L. Thomas of McDonough, GA, Alexander J. Dale of CA, Amy L. (Max) Reddick of Knoxville, TN, Dylan Jacob Dale, Allie Elizabeth Dale, Kathryn Ann Dale, William Henry Page-Dale, Charles David Page-Dale, Sofia Juliette Dale, Lily Angelina Dale, Jana Laree Brannan, Justin Lane Brannan, Aubrey Jo Brannan, Bailey Lynn Brannan, Madalyn Ada Farr, Adeley Raegan Farr, Finlay Greer, Madeline Kathleen Reddick, Knox Leonard Reddick, and Lucy Elizabeth Reddick.
Elsie was a faithful member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Postelle. She served her Lord through this church as Sunday School Teacher, Church Clerk, Sunbeam Leader and was treasurer for 47 years. Elsie was Post Master at Postelle for 27 years. She also served as officer in charge at the Copperhill post office. During the war years she served her country by working for Bell Aircraft in Marietta, GA. Elsie with her husband Windom pumped water to the houses in Postelle in 1948 and continued to provide water for Postelle until 1982 when Copper Basin Utilities took over. In addition to her own children, Elsie helped raise Windom's children Dan and Linda and her sisters, Jean and Frances.
Funeral services will be held Friday, October 3, 2014 at 12:00 pm at the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Ramsey officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Bradley Dale, Matthew Dale, Derrick Dale, David Dale, Daniel Dale, Micah Dale, Noah Dale, Alex Dale and Justin Dale.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 6-9 pm at the Finch-Cochran Funeral Home. She will lie-n-state at the church from 11-12 pm before the service.
Arrangements entrusted to the Finch-Cochran Funeral Home of McCaysville, GA. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.