Biography

Gregory Doyle Ratliff, age 65, passed away Friday February 17, 2012 in Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Florida. He was born February 11, 1947 in Buckingham County, Virginia to the late Jim and Nell Ratliff. Greg eagerly looked forward to deer season every year, not only to pursue the big buck ,but to spend time laughing and talking with all his hunting buddies. He enjoyed fishing and cooking outside for his family. Anyone who spent any time around Greg knew he was a man full of laughter, a man deeply devoted to his family, and a man with a generous heart towards his fellowman.

In addition to his parents, Greg is preceded in death by his two daughters: Joy Ratliff and Karen Keefe; brother-in law, Glen “Dune” Kiser; and nephew, Glen David Kiser.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 19 years, Delores Ratliff; one son, James Evans and wife Laura of Osteen, FL; one daughter, Jolinda Eddins and husband Bill of DeFuniak Springs, FL; one son-in-law, Michael Keefe of Florala, AL; two brothers, Gary Ratliff and wife Vanessa of Grundy, VA and Roger Ratliff and wife Judy of Florala, AL; two sisters, Teresa Kiser of Maxie, VA and Melissa Lester and husband Jimmy of Kentucky; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Greg’s life will be held Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Damascus Baptist Church in Florala beginning at 2 p.m. with Bill Eddins and Pastor Ronald Davis officiating. A time of visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Flowers are being accepted, or in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Damascus Baptist Church.

Facts

Born: February 11, 1947
Place of Birth: Buckingham County, Virginia
Death: February 17, 2012
Place of Death: Pensacola, Florida

Survivors

his wife of nearly 19 years, Delores Ratliff; one son, James Evans and wife Laura of Osteen, FL; one daughter, Jolinda Eddins and husband Bill of DeFuniak Springs, FL; one son-in-law, Michael Keefe of Florala, AL; two brothers, Gary Ratliff and wife Vanessa of Grundy, VA and Roger Ratliff and wife Judy of Florala, AL; two sisters, Teresa Kiser of Maxie, VA and Melissa Lester and husband Jimmy of Kentucky; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in Death By

his parents, Jim and Nell Ratliff; his two daughters: Joy Ratliff and Karen Keefe; brother-in law, Glen “Dune” Kiser; and nephew, Glen David Kiser.

Services

Visitation

Saturday February 25, 2012, 1:00 p.m. at Damascus Baptist Church
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Celebration of Life

Saturday February 25, 2012, 2:00 p.m. at Damascus Baptist Church
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Bill Eddins and Pastor Ronald Davis will be officiating.

Donations

Memorial donations may be made to:
Damascus Baptist Church