Former D.A. Buck Ramsey Dies

September 23, 2006
by: 
Dwayne Page

Former District Attorney General Charles S. (Buck) Ramsey, Jr. died Wednesday at his home in Coffee County after a short battle with cancer.

The 65 year old Ramsey was appointed to the post in 1967 at the age of 26 by Governor Buford Ellington. He was the youngest prosecutor in the state and ran two successful re-election bids for DA in 1974 and 1982. His district included DeKalb County.

During this time in office, Ramsey oversaw several high profile cases including the murder conviction of J.B. Bounds of McMinnville, who shot and killed Sherman Wright in DeKalb County, in the early 1980's. Bounds is still in prison today.

In the late 1980's DeKalb County was realigned out of Ramsey's district into what is now the 13th Judicial District.

In 1990 Ramsey retired from the DA's office and went into private practice.

The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at Saint Bede's Episcopal Church in Manchester. There will be a procession to Viola Cemetery immediately after the service where his ashes will be scattered.

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