Mr. Winifred C. Ratcliff, 83, of Laurel Heights Drive, Morganton, N.C., passed away Saturday April 24, 2010 surrounded by members of his loving family at College Pines Nursing Center after a period of declining health.
Winifred was born on Aug. 10, 1926 in Pulaski, to the late Dennis Lankford and Mozel King Ratcliff. Mr. Ratcliff was a resident of Morganton, N.C. for the last 41 years. He was a loving, caring husband, father, and brother. He also volunteered his time to the sports department at the North Carolina School for the Deaf.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Ratcliff was preceded in death by one brother Rodney Ratcliff of Pulaski.
Survivors include his loving wife of fifty years Betty Dehart Ratcliff of the home; four sons Tony Ratcliff and fiancée Debbie Moose of Maryland, Rocky Ratcliff, Dana Ratcliff and wife Pat, and Danny Ratcliff and wife Edie of Virginia; two daughters Rhonda French of Virginia and Carol Clark and husband Bucky of Morganton, N.C.; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one brother Buddy Ratcliff and wife Carolyn; four sisters Louise Hagee, Judy Gregory, Linda Kinser and husband Sterling, all of Pulaski, and Dreama Whitaker and husband Milford of Greensboro, N.C.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Stevens Funeral Home in Pulaski with the Rev. Johnny Howlett and Rev. Judy Gregory officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin.
The family will receive friends Monday, April 26, 2010, 6-8 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.
Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.