Death of Willis M. Ratliff

WILLIS RATLIFF, 68, of South Point, Ohio, died Monday, September 8, 2014, in Heartland of Riverview, South Point, Ohio.

Willis was born September 18, 1945, in Jenkins, Ky., a son of the late George L. and Cora Lee Hall Ratliff.

He was a retired maintenance manager from American National Rubber in Ceredo, a member of American Legion Post 93, a member of Elks 313 Huntington, a member of Beni Kedem Shrine Temple, Charleston, W.Va., and a member of the Masonic Lodge.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, James and George Ratliff; and one sister, Irmal Humphreys. Willis is survived by his wife, Deborah Ohlsson Ratliff; two step-daughters, Lindsey Ohlsson Worth and Kimberly Anne Worth; one brother, Glenn Ratliff; four sisters, Myrtle Chapman, Billie Mullins, Gaye Gibson, and Madonna Jackson; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

At his request, there will be no visitation or service. Burial will follow at a later date in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. Schneider-Griffin Funeral Home, Chesapeake, Ohio, is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

The family of Brother Willis M. Ratliff of Lebanon Lodge 68, Milton, has requested Masonic Grave Side Rites.

Services will be conducted in the Mausoleum of White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville on Saturday November 1, 2014 at 2 pm.

Master Masons will assemble at Lebanon Lodge, Milton at 1 PM.