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John Paul Ratliff

John Paul Ratliff, age 54 of Summerville, passed away Friday, August 10, 2018 at the Redmond Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Ratliff was born in Summerville, Georgia on October 31, 1963, son of the late John Thomas Ratliff and Mary Josephine Henderson Ratliff. He was a member of the Teloga Baptist Church and prior to retirement, was employed in the Construction Industry. He loved to hunt and fish and anything that had him outdoors. He enjoyed motorcycles and was an avid NASCAR fan. He was a generous person and you rarely could leave his home without him giving you something.
Mr. Ratliff is survived by his wife, Shirley Watkins Ratliff; son, John Gaines Ratliff; step-sons, Tracy and Sherry Thrasher and Stacy Thrasher; brother, Jeff Ratliff;sisters and brother-in-law, Elaine Ratliff and Karen and Rick Hoeninghausen; special friends, Phil Hall and David Cabe; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for Mr. Ratliff will be held Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 4:30 P.M. in the chapel of the Coffman Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Duvall and Rev. Jimmy Weaver officiating. Interment will follow in the Lyerly Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Joe Watkins, Brandon Watkins, David Cabe, Gene Cavin, Greg Henderson and Jake Ratliff. Honorary Pallbears will be Paul Watkins, Tracy Thrasher, Stacy Thrasher and Philip Clack.
Mr. Ratliff will be in state at the Coffman Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 3:00 P.M. until the funeral hour.
Coffman Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. John Paul Ratliff. Please visit to sign our online guestbook and to post condolences.John