James Rankin Ratcliff Jr.

Published 6:00 am Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Graveside services for James Rankin Ratcliff Jr., of Gulfport,are 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 2, at Rosehill Cemetery in Brookhaven.Riemann Family Funeral Home in Gulfport is in charge ofarrangements.

Mr. Ratcliff, 82, died Dec. 28, 2008, in Gulfport.

He was in the field of commercial construction and served as aforeman for M.Campbell Co. in New Mexico and was also an employeeof B.C. Rogers Construction. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WorldWar II.

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Preceding him in death were his wife, Margaret Ratcliff; asister, Hattie Parker; and his brothers, Lenox and NedRatcliff.

Survivors are a son, James R. Ratcliff III; his siblings,Christina Dobbs, Mel Ratcliff and Minnie Newel; and his twograndchildren.