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James C. Ransom, 83 of Paducah, KY

PADUCAH, Ky. - James C. Ransom, 83 of Paducah, KY passed away peacefully on Monday, January 7, 2013 at Lourdes Hospital.

Mr. Ransom was a retired deckhand in the river industry, and was the owner of Reynolds Auction Barn. He enjoyed fishing as well as buying and selling collectibles.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Mary Ransom; one son, James (Glenda) Ransom Jr. of West Paducah; two daughters, Patricia Ann (Jerry) Molott of West Paducah, and Charlotte (Dennis) Wheatley of West Paducah; two brothers, Robert “Tucker” Cornwell of Paducah and Donnie Cornwell of West Paducah; four grandsons; five granddaughters; twenty-one great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Terry Ransom; four brothers, and three sisters. His parents were Oscar and Ruby Ransom.

Services will be 1:00pm Thursday, January 10, 2013 at Lindsey Funeral Home, with Bros. Larry Peach and Kevin Pleasant officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Ledbetter.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

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