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“Family and Friends,I know that this is a very difficult time. It's never easy to lose someone you love but God promises us that we will see our loved...Read More »
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“Harriet: So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. You have my deepest sympathy. ”
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“Harriett and family, just know each and everyone are in my thoughts and prayers!!! So sorry!! ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Alice Stewart - Pearisburg, VA

“Mrs. Ratcliff was a wonderful lady that I first had the privilege of meeting because of working with Jennings at the school. I was later to get to...Read More »
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“Jack and Vicki. Thinking of you.ii ”
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6 of 9 | Posted by: Donna Bratton - Ripplemead, VA

“So sorry to hear of her passing. I'm unable to get there for the funeral. So please except mine and Kim's thoughts and prayers. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Butch Blankenship - Decatur, IN

“Dear Harriet,We are so very sorry to hear of your moms passing. You are in our prayers ”
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9 of 9 | Posted by: Susi Wills - Narrows, VA - Friend

Eloise Harless Ratcliff, 90 of Narrows, departed on her 69th wedding anniversary to be with her love on Tuesday, December 20th, 2016.

A lifelong resident of Giles County, she was born on July 6th, 1926 and was the daughter of the late Haven Hoge and Elizabeth Cruise Harless. In addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Jennings Ratcliff; a stepmother, Fannie Earls Harless; four brothers; and a son-in-law, Randall W. Fletcher.

A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, she will be dearly missed by her family and many friends.

Left to cherish her memory are two daughters, Elizabeth Martin and husband Oakley of Narrows, Harriet Fletcher of Narrows; two sons, W.J. Ratcliff and wife Lisa of Staffordsville, and Jack Ratcliff and wife Vickie of Princeton; eleven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Sue Bland of Pearisburg, and Bobbie Ratcliff of Narrows; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many special friends, including her loving caregivers, Henry and Karen Mann and Lee Ellen Kelly, all of Glen Lyn.

Funeral services will be held Friday, December 23rd, 2016 at 1 PM in the Chapel of Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at Riffe's Funeral Chapel Friday from 12 PM until just prior to the service. The family requests that those sending memorial contributions, please consider Kathleen Memorial United Methodist Church; 2001 Old Wolf Creek Road; Narrows, Virginia 24124.

The family is being served by Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows, (540) 726-2442, and online at

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