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Obituary: William Lester Ratliff


William Lester Ratliff, 71 of Greenville, Florida died Sunday, July 19, 2015 at his residence. He was born in Madison County on October 29, 1943 where he was a lifelong resident of Greenville. Lester was self-employed in the Forestry industry and was in the Marine Corps Reserves. He was a member of the Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for 13 years.

Lester is survived by his wife of 51 years, Murle Ratliff; two daughters: Nita (Jim) Willoughby and Lisa (Shane) Roland of Greenville; a sister: Rachel (Donnie) Bush also of Greenville; five grandchildren and 1 great grandson.

He was predeceased by his parents William Ben and Dorothy King Ratliff.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Beggs Funeral Home Madison Chapel in Madison, Florida with burial following at Evergreen Cemetery in Greenville, Florida. The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from 5 – 8 p.m. also at Beggs Madison Chapel. Beggs Funeral Home Perry Chapel is in charge of all arrangements.


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