Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Ramona Coble Hartsell

Ramona Coble Hartsell, 82, of Oakboro passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Atrium Health NorthEast in Concord. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, March 13th at 2:00 PM at Big Lick Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff Springer officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service at the church from 1:00 till 2:00 PM.

Born August 11, 1936 in Stanly County, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Charles Craig Coble and Zora Belle Hinson Coble. Mrs. Hartsell worked for numerous years at Stanly Knitting as an accounting secretary and was a lifelong member of Big Lick Baptist Church.

Ramona was preceded in death by her husband, Junior Lee Hartsell, her grandson, Landon Matthew Murphy, and brother Charles Michael Coble. She is survived by her son, Rocky L. Hartsell of Oakboro, daughter, Ginger Murphy and husband, David of Matthews, NC, sisters, Evelyn C. Pope, Jorieta C. Efird, Grace C. Thomas, Mildred C. Thomas, Frances C. Sloan, and Elizabeth C. McElduff.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Big Lick Baptist Church at P.O. Box 622, Oakboro, NC 28129.


  • Lori Posted March 11, 2019 3:33 pm

    Ginger, I am so sorry to hear about your mom, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Jackie C. Teeter Posted March 11, 2019 5:25 pm

    Dear Cousins,I’m sorry to hear of Ramona’s passing.But she is in such a.Beautiful,Painless place.!! Don’t you know she is rejoicing with God and all her loved ones there before her !!!! And I know Carol will be happy to see her.

  • Bobby Baucom Posted March 11, 2019 8:55 pm

    I learned last week that this site will only allow a short comment so I’ll try not to write too much. Let me begin at the beginning. In the late 1940s my mother and I used to get a ride out to Oakboro to visit the Cobles. We arrive without any prior notice and Zora would come to the door and welcome us in. We’d stay a few days and then get a ride back back to Albemarle. There were a house full of girls as the young boy, the lat of the children, hadn’t arrived. Ramona, Evelyn, and all the girls used to take me down to the woods where they’d made the most elaborate playhouses out of bits of tree limbs, pebbles, and bits of glass. Not one thing was bought in a store. Romana was a remarkable lady in a remarkable family.

  • Betty Austin Bracey Posted March 12, 2019 12:00 am

    Rocky, so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

  • Sharon Thompson Posted March 12, 2019 10:56 pm

    God bless your family during this difficult time.

  • Gloria Nance Smith Posted May 20, 2019 4:54 pm

    I went through Oakboro school with this sweet lady…..From 4th. Through 12th. Always just loved Ramona…ONLY GOOD THINGS ABOUT THIS LADY !!!!!!!! Talked with her 2 weeks before her death….Had a good conversation…..She seemed like old times…..

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