Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


July 6, 2014

Edward Dean Ratcliff 1939-2014

WILLARD — Edward Dean Ratcliff, 74, of Willard, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, July 5, 2014, in St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va.  

He was born July 19, 1939, at Willard, a son of the late Charlie and Hazel Arden Ratcliff.  

He was also preceded in death by his youngest son, Ernest Earl Ratcliff, and a brother, Harry Lewis Ratcliff.  

Eddie was a farmer and former co-owner of Dennis and Dean Coal Co. He was a member of Boilermakers Local 667 of Winfield, W.Va., and was an avid hunter and fisherman who enjoyed working with his bird dogs. He was a member of Willard Church of Christ and a former elder at Leon Church of Christ.  

His survivors include his wife of 55 years, Bobbie Jean Tackett Ratcliff; two sons, Timothy Dean (Robin) Ratcliff of Jamestown and Terry Edward Ratcliff of Willard; a brother, Bobby Ernest (Jean) Ratcliff of Pensacola, Fla.; a sister, Betty Sue (James) Thornbury of Grayson; seven grandchildren, Garrett Edward Ratcliff of Grayson, Jeremy Dean (Amanda) Ratcliff of Flatwoods, Dr. Faith Leann Ratcliff of Jamestown, Whitney Ratcliff of Ashland, Evan Ratcliff of Grayson, Jordan Ratcliff of Jamestown and Tyler Ratcliff of Willard; and four great-grandchildren, Taisley Ratcliff of Flatwoods, Liam and Uriah Ratcliff of Ashland and Trey Ratcliff of Flatwoods.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson by David Braun. Burial will be in Ratcliff Family Cemetery at Willard.  

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to malonefuneralhome.com.


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