Marlin Ralph Ratliff, 69, of Kennett, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2005, at National HealthCare in Kennett.
Born April 1, 1936, in Alva, Miss., he was the son of the late Dewitt and Viola McCain Ratliff.
On Jan. 19, 1963, he married Penny Lucille Jackson, who preceded him in death on Nov. 1, 1998. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Hollis Ratliff.
Survivors include one step-son, Theron Caudle and wife, of Kennett; three brothers, James Ratliff, of Bragg City, Mo., Billy Ratliff, of Arnold, Mo., and Charles Donald Ratliff, of Salome, Ariz., and one sister, Yvonne Wheeler, of High Ridge, Mo.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, March 3, at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.
McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett was in charge of arrangements.