AMERICUS -- Mr. Henry Deriso Ratliff, 87, passed away at his residence in Plains, GA early Tuesday morning, November 20, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 23, 2012 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Americus. Father Clif Marquis will officiate. Burial will follow at Lebanon Cemetery in Plains, GA. The family will receive friends at the church from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. before services and at other times at the family residence 650 Yankee Road Plains, GA.
Mr. Ratliff was born July 6, 1925 in Plains, GA, the son of the late Jesse Bernard Ratliff and Nona Alice Deriso Ratliff. He worked for Keenan Auto Parts for many years and was retired from the Plains Experiment Station in Plains. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Americus.
Mr. Ratliff is survived by his beloved wife Rose Catherine Gard Ratliff of Plains. They have been married for 65 years. He is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law; Terrie Street and Mike of Morehead, NC, Janet Culpepper of Panama City, FL, Patsy Gerbert and Robert of Albany, GA and Ruth Johnson and Steve of Longmont, CO; two sons and a daughter-in-law; David Ratliff and Ellen of Plains and Alan Ratliff of Andersonville; also surviving are fifteen grandchildren, five great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Mr. Ratliff was preceded in death by a sister, Alice Bridges and a brother Albert Ratliff.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church 332 South Lee Street Americus, GA 31709. Aldridge Funeral Services 612 Rees Park is in charge of these arrangements. To sign the on line guest book and express your own special thoughts and memories to the family go to www.aldridgefuneralservices.com.
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