Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Mrs. Ruth W. Ratliff

MRS. RUTH W. RATLIFF, 89, of Holland, Georgia died Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at Her residence.  A native of Mendocino, California, She was born to the late Chester R. and Susie Gordon Walbridge, on January 30, 1925.  During WW II, She a secretary for the Union Lumber Company helping supply wood products to our Military for the war effort.  She married her late husband, Bolling Ratliff, in 1943, while he was serving in the military.  Later returning to Chattooga County where She was long time secretary for the Lyerly School system.  Mrs. Ratliff was of the Presbyterian Faith, a 1943 graduate of Mendocino High School, where she played in the band and sang in thre glee club.  She enjoyed her many trips to Mendocino in the summer, working on her house, in her flower garden, and visiting with her cousins Alvin and Jenette Mendosa, Ed and Flora Gordon, Stelle and June Valentine (Locke), and many other friends and neighbors.

            Surviving are daughter-Cindy Fulton of Trion; sons-Doug Ratliff of Holland and Dr. Larry Ratliff of Anderson, S.C.; grandchildren-Stephanie Cromer of Lyerly, Dee Fulton of Albany, GA., Scott Fulton of Calhoun, Arden Ratliff of Charleston, S.C., and Lauren Givillo of Seattle, Washington.

            The Family expresses a special thank you, to the Staff of Mount Berry Hospice, for caring service.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, Summerville, Georgia was in charge.

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