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James Lewis RatliffPassing: May 27, 2018


Chastain Funeral Home

Memorial Service

Thursday, May 31st @ 6:00 pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Thursday, May 31st @ 4:00-6:00 pm


Mitchell Cemetery

Friday, June 22nd at 2:00 pm

MITCHELL – James Lewis Ratliff, 80, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2018, at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born February 22, 1938, in Mitchell, he was the son of Earl and Mildred Marie (Bell) Ratliff.  He married Phyllis Anne Walls April 16, 1960.

Jim had been employed at RCA, and was a member of Carpenter Millwright Local No. 1076.   He was a member of the Pleasant View Church of Christ and a 1956 graduate of Mitchell High School.  Jim was a U. S. Army veteran and a member of American Legion Warren Brock Post No. 69.

Phyllis Anne Ratliff of Mitchell
Anita (Darren) Harrell of Bedford
Anthony “Tony” Ratliff of Bloomington
Anne (Chris) Mullins of Orleans
Nathan Harrell, Ethan Harrell, Brandon Harrell, Kayla Ratliff, Emily Evans, Audrey Wilson, and Amelia Mullins
great grandchildren,
Tucker and Abby Evans
Lois Marie Terrell of Mitchell
Ronald Earl Ratliff of Florida
Patricia Ann Arnold of Mitchell
Richard Joseph Ratliff of Florida
Kenneth Eugene Ratliff of Bedford
Linda Kay Ratliff of Mitchell
Margaret Ellen Pluris of Florida
Charles Edward Ratliff of Florida

His parents preceded him in death.

Memorial service will be at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, May 31, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Don White and Brother Walter Hunter officiating.   American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 9107 will accord military honors.  Burial will be at a later date in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 22, at Mitchell Cemetery.

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3 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Netha King Wyman | Muncie, IN
    Date: May 31, 2018
    Phyllis, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. May God be your comfort and support. Netha King Wyman
  2. Guest: Jackie Brown | Indianapolis, IN
    Date: May 30, 2018
    Dear Phyllis: So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Please know that you both were a large part of the Mitchell High School Class of '56 Family. I always thought that you two took the best pictures of the whole class - always happy and smiling! He will be missed. Much love and best wishes to you and your family. Jackie Brown
  3. Guest: Jerry & Judy Stevens | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: May 29, 2018
    Dear Phyllis, Anita, Anne, Tony & families: So sorry to hear of the passing of this special person in your lives.. Mr. Jim was surely a special man. May your wonderful memories & the peace of the Good Lord help you all thru this sad time...