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Rites held for Howard Ratliff




Howard Ratliff Jr., 74, of Kingscreek, died May 6 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital.

A son of the late Isaac Howard Sr. and Cora Marie Polly Ratliff, he was a member of the 1952 graduating class of Kingdom Come High School, where he excelled in basketball.

He was a brother of the late Lindsay Ratliff, Ellis Lee Ratliff and Mary Ratliff, and a grandfather of the late Arnold Martin Jr.

Surviving are his wife, Emily Ratliff; two daughters, Pat Bradley of Somerset and Janet Mason of Whitesburg; a stepdaughter, Betty Baker of Hyden; three stepsons, Glen Baker of Leslie County, Don Baker of Irvine, and Vernon Baker of Berea; two sisters, Linda Raleigh of Kingscreek and Margurite Schell of Ft. Lauderdale Fla.; 10 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held May 9 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Ratliff Cemetery in Kingscreek.


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