I had this obit with the names Stiltner and Miller in it.
GRUNDY, Va. - Ercell M. Ratliff, 90, of Route 2, Grundy, passed away Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, at Buchanan General Hospital, Grundy, following a brief illness.
Born in Buchanan County, Va., he was a son of the late James T. 'Jim' and Ora Belle Stiltner Ratliff.
He was a lifelong resident of Buchanan County, a member of Bull Creek Old Regular Baptist Church, a retired employee of Harman Mining Corporation and a member of United Mine Workers of America Local Union No. 7025.
Mr. Ratliff was preceded in death by his first wife, Florine Stiltner Ratliff on Nov. 26, 1999; and one brother, Amel Ratliff.
He is survived by his second wife, Mrs. Beulah Childress Stiltner Ratliff of Route 2, Grundy; three daughters, Betty and husband, Ronald Millinger of Grundy, Peggy and husband, Glen Vance of Narrows, Va., and Jessie and husband, Raymond Thornsbury of Fremont, Ohio; two sons, James Paul 'Jim' and wife, Ruth Ratliff of Grundy and Sammie Charles and wife, Karen Ratliff of Grundy; eight sisters, Velia Weavers of Elkton, Md., Ample Ratliff of Maynardsville, Tenn., Jerrell Anderson of Lick Creek, Ky., Marie Hodges of Williamsburg, Va., Udell Darnell of Big Rock, Va., Eula Wright of Cheyenne, Wyo., Retha Miller of Benton, Ill., and Anna Ruth McCall of Cheyenne; two brothers, Bill Lester Ratliff of Louisa, Ky. and Jim Ratliff Jr. of Grundy; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Grundy Funeral Home Chapel in Grundy with Elders Howard Daniels, Jackie Yates, Toy Looney and Roger Coleman officiating with burial to follow in Mountain Valley Memorial Park, Big Rock, Va.
Friends may call at the funeral home today at 6 p.m. with services today and Sunday at 7 p.m.
Active pallbearers will be grandsons and sons-in-law.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be made in the form of donations to the Heavenly Helpers Relay for Life Cancer Team, P.O. Box 1016, Grundy, VA 24614.