Imogene Leota Ratledge, 78, Church Hill, Hawkins Co TN, passed away on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, Sullivan Co TN.
A lifelong resident of Hawkins County, she was a member of Amis Chapel United Methodist Church and attended Phipps Bend Free Will Baptist Church.
While growing up, her family gave her the nickname, 'Tom. She was a great supporter of her late husband, Rev. Hugh Dean Ratledge, confirming that behind every great man is a great woman. Imogene was very family oriented and proud of her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Hugh Dean Ratledge; parents, Dee and Mollie Cooper; grandchild, Tara; several brothers, sisters-in-law, and one brother-in-law.
She is survived by her daughters, Rhonda Housewright and her husband Roger, and Tammy Ward and her husband Marty; brothers, Haynes Cooper, Roy Cooper and his wife Kay, Robert Cooper and his wife Betty; sister, Mary Lena Altom; grand- children, Zachary and Kayla Peters, and Kelsey and Rylie Housewright; step grandchildren, Raven and Rheanna Duncan, and Rylie Ward; sister-in-law, Betty Cooper; and other special family members.
Calling hours are from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Johnson-Arrowood Funeral Home of Church Hill, TN.
Funeral services will be conducted 7 p.m., Thursday, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Chris Castle officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted 1 p.m., Friday, March 7, 2014, at Bethel Cemetery. Everyone wishing to attend is asked to meet at the funeral home by 12:15 p.m. Pallbearers will be Darren Christian, Neil Page, Kevin Cooper, Tom Looney, Sean Chambers, and Clarence Conant. Honorary bearers will be Roy, Haynes, Robert, and Fayne Cooper.
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Johnson-Arrowood Funeral Home of Church Hill is serving the Ratledge family.