Obituaries for Sunday, November 8, 2009

Published 6:00 am Monday, November 9, 2009

Leo Ratcliff

Services for Raymond Leo Ratcliff, of Jayess, are 1 p.m. Sunday,Nov. 8, at Powell’s Grove Pentecostal Church in Jayess with burialin the church cemetery. Riverwood Family Funeral Service is incharge of arrangements.

Visitation is Saturday from 5 p.m. until the time of the serviceon Sunday at the church.

Mr. Ratcliff, 85, died Nov. 6, 2009, at Hospice Ministries inRidgeland. He was born on Sept. 3, 1924, to Lucious Ratcliff andGladys Carney Ratcliff Callihan.

He was a retired postmaster. He was a member of Powell’s GrovePentecostal Church and a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II andthe Korean conflict.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Lucious Ratcliff andGladys Carney Ratcliff Callihan; his stepfather, Hoyle Callihan;his brother, Ralph Ratcliff; and his son, Kenneth Max Ratcliff.

Survivors are his wife, Helen Alexander Ratcliff, of Jayess; hisson, Donald Ratcliff and wife, Bobbie, of Jayess; his daughters,Robin Wallace and husband, Tim, and Carol Gerald and husband,Johnny, all of Jayess, and Bonnie Robbins McGee and husband,Nathan, of Denham Springs, La.; his grandchildren, Erica RobbinsTaylor, Jeremy Robbins, Candace Robbins Pitts, Dusty RatcliffBarnett, Danielle Ratcliff Livingston, Austin Gerald, John DaltonGerald, Erin Gerald, Blair Wallace and Jessie Wallace; and hisgreat-grandchildren, Zachary Taylor, Lindsey Taylor, Reagan Taylor,Madalyn Taylor, Braeden Barnett, Drew Barnett and MelanieLivingston.

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