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James W. "Dub" Ratliff

Sunday, September 30, 2007

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James W. "Dub" Ratliff, 77, of Bragg City, Mo., died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Born Dec. 15, 1929, in Alva, Miss., he was the son of the late Ivan Dewitt and Lillie Viola McCain Ratliff, he was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of the Caruthersville Masonic Lodge, a past member of the Masonic Lodge of Hayti, and a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church.

On Nov. 4, 1950, in Piggott, Ark., he married Mary Francis "Pete" Ross Ratliff, who survives. Ratliff was a service foreman for the Pemiscot-Dunklin Electric Co-op for an amazing 46 years, but his biggest love was playing with his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, a son, Jack Ratliff, of Kennett; a daughter, Deamonda Jo Carnell and husband, Gary, of Bragg City, Mo.; brothers, Bill Ratliff, of Arnold, Mo., and Charles Ratliff, of St. Louis, Mo.; a sister, Yvonne Wheeler, of High Ridge, Mo.; two grandsons, Jack Davis, Jr. and wife, Leah, of Bragg City and Patrick Ratliff of Kennett; three granddaughters, Andrea Hopper and husband, Jeff, of Blytheville, Ark., and Tori and Jae Ratliff of Kennett; three great-grandchildren, Lindsey Davis of Bragg City, and Hannah and Haley Hopper, of Blytheville, Ark., and other survivors, Jack Davis, Sr. and his family.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Eralynn Davis, and two brothers, Marlon and Hollis Ratliff.

Visitation was held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., today, Sunday, Sept. 30, in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett, with Rev. Ricky Williams officiating.

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