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Ernest J. Ratliff, 86, of Ashland, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, at Community Hospice Care Center.
He was born June 16, 1931, in Paintsville, the son of the late Ernie and Mollie Trusty Ratliff.
He was retired from Armco Steel and a member of Wildwood Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara VanHorn Ratliff; one daughter, Robin VanHoose of Ashland; two sons, Larry (Jan) Ratliff of Somerset and Greg (Kim) Ratliff of Ashland; one sister, Martha Workman of Waxahachie, Texas; five grandchildren, Heather (Travis) McCoy, Kristin Ratliff, Tyler (Sarah) VanHoose, Lauren (Austin) Moman and Dylan VanHoose; eight great-grandchildren, Byron (Carly) McCoy, Garret Morgan McCoy, Parker Nunley, Paige Ellen VanHoose, Preslee VanHoose, Isaac VanHoose, Lily Anne Ratliff and Phoenix VanHoose. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at Miller Funeral Home with The Rev. Tom Leach officiating. Burial will be in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.
Condolences may be sent to mfhfuneralhome.com.
Published on October 4, 2017
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