July 21, 1937 – October 9, 2021
John Ratliffe, 84 of Ashdown, AR passed away on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at his home. John was born July 21, 1937 in Hope, AR. He retired from Posey Mobile Homes in Texarkana, TX. He was a deacon at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Ashdown, AR.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Leonard Sinyard and Adell Hamilton of Fulton, AR. His wife Eloise Ratliffe and son Michael Ratliffe of Ashdown, AR.
Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Carolyn Sinyard of Fulton, AR. Daughter and son-in-law, Carla Lumpkin and James Rivers of Ashdown, AR, Daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Garry Bodkin of Ashdown, AR. Son and daughter-in-law, David and Cindy Ratliffe of Fulton, AR. 11 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. One very special cousin Auther Bright of Ashdown, AR and numerous other family and friends.
Funeral services will be 10am Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at East Memorial Chapel-Downtown with Rev. Kenny Polk officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery under the direction of East Funeral Home-Downtown.
Family will receive friends fro 5pm to 7pm Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at the funeral home.
Family will be at 189 Section Line Rd, Ashdown, AR following the service.
Online tributes can be posted at www.eastfuneralhomes.com.
- Erich Cain
- Jerry Coleman
- T.J. Snyder
- Jared Bodkin
- Hayden Wright
- Kaine Sims
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
October 12, 2021
October 11, 2021
My dad loved this man! I don’t remember much at my dads service, the pain was all too real. But I remember Donald’s words like it was yesterday. James wasn’t just my cousin, he was my friend. On that day I understood the bond between my dad and him. My prayers are with your family in the days to come.
October 11, 2021
My prayers and sympathy for all Donald's family. Has been my friend for many years and he was always a kind friend and a lover of his family. He has already seen as the song " What a day that will be when my JESUS I shall see" and in the sweet bye and bye I will see you soon.