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Willie Guy Ratliff

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Willie Guy Ratliff Obituary
Willie Guy Ratliff, 80, passed away Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, in Alamogordo. He was born Nov. 26, 1931, in Baldwin, Miss., to Grover and Edna (Stevens) Ratliff.
Mr. Ratliff was a proud U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars for many years.
He will be missed by numerous friends and co-workers who knew him from his many years providing friendly customer service in the produce department at the different grocery stores for which he worked in Alamogordo.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dana Ann Ratliff, in 1993; and his son, Billy Ratliff, in 2006.
Survivors include his daughters Lisa Jones, of Alamogordo, and Susan Foster, of La Luz. He is also survived by six grandchildren: Jennifer Kerlin, Brandy White, Ashley Foster, Logan Jones, Savannah Foster and Colton Jones; and five great-grandchildren: Tobey Kerlin, Zoey Kerlin, Christian Young, Serenity Humphrey-Young and Abrienne Foster.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at Monte Vista Cemetery with Howell Scott officiating. Military honors will be provided by the U.S. Army.
The flag cordon will be provided by the Patriot Guard Riders.
The family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the funeral services. To sign the online register book, please visit
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Jan. 2 to Feb. 7, 2012
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