CARNESVILLE – Ralph Newton Bellamy Sr., of the New Bethel Community, died Friday, February 27,2009, at the Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens.
Born on June 22, 1927, in Banks County, he was the son of the late Alonzo Randolph “Lon” and Myrtie Irene Osborne Bellamy. He was a member of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, was retired from Mt. Vernon Mills in Alto, and was an original member of the Double Churches Fire Department and had served as fire chief. Mr. Bellamy was preceded in death by his wife, Nolie Ayers Bellamy; son, Ralph Newton Bellamy Jr.; siblings, Lloyd Bellamy, Elise Ward and Jennie Lou Poole. He was a veteran, having served in the United States Army Air Force.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Jan and John Bertrang, Carnesville; grandchildren, Shawn Bertrang, Amy Crump, Charli Bellamy, Anna Wilkinson and R.N. Bellamy; great-grandson, Drew Bertrang; brother, Harold Bellamy, Gainesville; sisters, Evelyn Frady and Shirley Merck, both of Gainesville, and Thelma Williams, Cornelia.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 2, at the Mt. Zion United Methodist church with the Revs. Ryan Seawright and Donald Phillips officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, was in charge of arrangements.