Earl ‘Ram’ Rayburn, 87, of Big Cowan, died November 5 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.
A son of the late Frank and Maudie Rowe Rayburn, he was born in Greenup County. He was the father of the late Sonya Rita.
He was a retired coal miner and a member of Whitesburg Masonic Lodge #754, and enjoyed farming.
Surviving are his wife, Hazel Fields Rayburn; two sons, Michael Rayburn and Terry Rayburn and wife Carol, all of Big Cowan; a sister, Dora Duncan of California; nine grandchildren, Michael Rayburn II, Katina Collins, Terri Lynn Ratliff, Matthew Rayburn, Rhea Weis, Donna Collins, Becky Collins, Merita Freeman and Samantha McConnell; three step-grandchildren, Lynn Davidson, Randy Sturgill and Ronnie Sturgill; 15 great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and three great-greatgrandchildren.
Funeral services were held November 9 at Everidge Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in Obey Fields Cemetery at Cowan.