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John Wayne Ratliff, age 77 of Simms, Texas went home to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Wadley Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Ratliff  was born April, 27, 1941 in Wards Creek Community. He worked in the timber business with his father and brothers, and was Pastor of Harvest Temple Pentecostal Church, Simms, Texas, where he was a member

Survivors include his loving wife, Ima Jean Matthews Ratliff  of Simms, Texas, two daughters and sons in law, Laquita and Todd Leuba of Texarkana, Texas, Tammy and Mark Forsyth of DeKalb, Texas, one son and daughter in law, Harlan and Pam Ratliff of Ben Wheeler, Texas. Three brothers and two sisters in law, Will Ratliff of Simms, Texas, Fred and Alice Ratliff and James and Barbara Ratliff of New Boston, Texas, three sisters and one brother in law, Bernice Roach of Simms, Texas, Ruby and Curtis Peters of Naples, Texas, Betty McCord of Naples, Texas, five grandchildren, Ashley Barrett, Deek Ratliff, Karson Ratliff, Logan White, Annette Jurado, two great grandsons, Aaron Barrett and Keaton Ratliff and a host of other relatives and friends
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Bates Rolf Funeral Home, New Boston, Texas with Bro. Henry Griffin and Sister Reba Grider officiating.  Interment will be in Sandhill Cemetery, Simms, Texas under the direction of Bates Rolf Funeral Home, New Boston, Texas.  Visitation will be from 10::00 A.M. til 11:00 A.M. prior to service.
.In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Harvest Temple Pentecostal Church, Simms, Texas 75574
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