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“"Ship Ahoy!", Harold. Loved to hear him sing that song. God bless you Jean and family. Our prayers are with you. ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Pastor Andy & Brenda Grimes - OH

“To the Ratliff family, Our deepest sympathy goes out to you in this time of sorrow. He is in God's hands and not suffering. Our prayers are with...Read More »
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“I remember Memorial Day cookouts and your papaw calling Kellie "Tippy-toes". He was a fine man, a wonderful testimony for Christ. Your loss is...Read More »
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“Sorry to hear about your loss. ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Linda {Preston} McKittrick - WI

“Harold "Angel" will be missed by all who knew him, He had the biggest Heart of an one I've ever met. Andrew and I will always be honored to have...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Heidi Lawson - Ironton, OH


Harold Eugene "Bebob" Ratliff, Sr., 86, of Flatwoods, KY, passed away Monday, June 25, 2012, at King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. The Ironton, Ohio native was born March 3, 1926, the son of the late Frank Amos and Louise Pasley Ratliff. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jean Rose Hall Ratliff, whom he married August 28, 1948.

Mr. Ratliff was a graduate of Russell High School and a U.S. Navy WWII Veteran. He was a former pipefitter/sheet metal worker for Allied Chemical in South Point, OH and the C&O Railroad in Russell, KY. He was a member of the Faith United Church of the Nazarene in Ironton, OH. He was a Nazarene Work and Witness Coordinator, former president for the Ironton Band Boosters, former Boy Scouts of America Troop Leader, and served in various positions in the Nazarene Church, which include assistant pastor, music director, Sunday School superintendent, boardmember, Faith Promise speaker, and treasurer. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the Church of the Nazarene. He also enjoyed fishing, coin collecting and photography.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by:
3 sisters: Lucille Ratliff Lamlin, Helen Ratliff Sparks, and Marie Ann Ratliff Sparks
3 brothers: Frank Ratliff Jr., Walter Ratliff, and Richard (Dick) Ratliff

In addition to his wife, he is survived by:
son and daughter-in-law: Harold "Bebob" E. Ratliff Jr. and Patty of Swanton, OH
daughter and son-in-law: Veronica Ann (Ronne) Nunley and Charles of Flatwoods, KY
son and daughter-in-law: Frank E. Ratliff and Edie of Jacksonville, FL
2 sisters: Eileen Jarusiewic of Kettering, OH and Juanita Kirchner of Dayton, OH
8 grandchildren 8 great grandchildren

Funeral services will be 7:00 PM Thursday, June 28, 2012 at the First Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Harold E. Ratliff, Jr. and Rev. Dirk Johnson officiating. A private burial will be in Woodland Cemetery with military graveside rites by the V.F.W. Post 8850. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-6:30 PM at the church. Donations may be made to the Gideon's International, P.O. Box 123, Ironton, Ohio 45638.

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