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Rose Ramsay James, church bookseller

Rose Ramsay James, church bookseller

Services for Mrs. Rose Ramsay James, 84, founder and former director of the Book Table at Christ Church Cranbrook, will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the church, 470 Church Road, Bloomfield Hills.

Mrs. James, a resident of Bloomfield Hills, died Saturday at the Georgian Bloomfield Home.

In 1955, Mrs. James founded the Book Table, a volunteer-run organization in the basement of Christ Church whose profits go to the Episcopal Diocese. She directed the organization for 15 years.

She was also a member of Birmingham’s Junior League, the American Red Cross, and the Bloomfield Hills Country Club.

She is survived by a son, William R. James, general manager of radio station WJR in Detroit; a daughter, Patricia James Eberlein of Buffalo; nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Burial will be at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Wm. R. Hamilton Co., 820 E. Maple, Birmingham. Tributes can be sent to Christ Church.

Source: Unidentified newspaper clipping, James Family Papers