Mary Elizabeth Ratliff

September 4, 1927May 18, 2017

Mary Elizabeth Ratliff, 89, of Fayetteville, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Raleigh General Hospital. Born on September 4, 1927 on Crooked Run Road, Fayetteville; she was the daughter of the late Hayden Lee and Annie Mary Richards Ratliff. Mary was loved by everyone. She was a graduate of Fayetteville High School. She spent her life caring and taking care of folks in the community. Mary loved going to church and loved to garden and distribute vegetables in the community. She often volunteered at the food pantry. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, John R. Ratliff and George S. Ratliff. Left to cherish her memory include her sister-in-law, Sarah Ratliff; numerous nephews and nieces; and friends on Crooked Run Road who supported and cared for her. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Monday, May 22, 2017 at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home with Rev. Shirley Watson officiating. Burial will follow at the cemetery across from her home on Crooked Run Road, Fayetteville. The family will receive friends from 11 am to 12 noon on Monday at the funeral home. For those wishing to express your condolences to the Ratliff family, you may do so by visiting our website at The family has entrusted arrangements to Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, WV.



  • Visitation

    Monday, May 22, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, May 22, 2017


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May 22, 2017

So sorry to learn of her passing. I remember her well. When I was little she picked me up and took me to Sunday School. She was a sweet lady. Sandi, Georgia

Danny Smith

May 21, 2017

Marie's Sister Janet Smith

May 21, 2017

Aunt Mary was a great woman of God. I always enjoyed our visits with her; she was like a family history book. We will all miss her, but we know where she is! My prayers of peace and comfort to the entire Ratliff family.

Bradley McClung

May 21, 2017

Mary was one of the few examples in my life that truly embodied what service to the Lord looks like in real life. Always a kind word, a smile and a prayer for you. She is leaving a big hole in this world but surely she has a fine welcoming party on the other side. I know Russie Treadway (my grandmother) is having a great reunion with her about now!

May 20, 2017

So sorry to hear about marys passing. We seen her at rgh about a month ago. She was a sweet and kind lady. Micky and vickie fatony. Micky is joann Treadways brother

May 20, 2017

Sorry to hear of Mary's going, however I know she was looking forward to seeing her Savior face to face. All will miss her, I know I will. She was always so giving of herself or whatever she had to share. We have had a lot of good time together, and look forward to being with her again soon.

Carolyn Basham

May 20, 2017

So sorry to learn of Mary's homegoing, surely everyone is rejoicing around God's throne. She will be sorely missed by all that knew her. She was a precious lady that loved the Lord. My prayers and thoughts are with and for the entire family, especially my good friend, Robert Ratliff.

cindy feazell

May 20, 2017

I am so very sorry to hear of Mary's crossing over. She was one of my mother's dearest friends. She would always bring us things out of her garden, and sit and visit with us, I always enjoyed talking with her on each visit. May The Lord comfort you in your time of sorrow, but know that Mary was a true child of God! It was indeed a pleasure to have known her....

Rosella Carte Trail

May 20, 2017

Sorry to hear of the death of Mary. I worked with her at the Fayette Tribune many years ago and she was a pleasure to be around.My mom also worked with her and she was such an inspiration, Prayers to her family.

cheryl ratliff

May 19, 2017

She was "Cooter's" aunt. We thought the world of her. I only knew her since 1997 and grew to love her. I will miss her. Prayers to family.
My deepest sympathy to all, Cherie Ratliff Mrs. John "Cooter" Ratliff.