Chester Ratcliff Sr.

RATCLIFF, Chester Raymond Sr., 79, of 3176 McCarter Lane, York, SC, entered into rest on Saturday, February 23, 2013, at Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill, SC.

All services will be private.

Mr. Ratcliff was born October 6, 1933, in Triadelphia, WV, to the late Orville and Josephine Marie Andrews Ratcliff. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Ratcliff retired from Valley Camp Coal Company.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Jean Hummel Ratcliff; daughters Diane Lynn Smith of Sharon, SC, and Elizabeth Marie Painting of Mineral, VA; sons Chester Raymond Ratcliff Jr. of St. Petersburg, FL, and Duane Edward Ratcliff of Gastonia, NC; sisters Ann Beabout of Triadelphia, WV, and Shirley Baldwin of Clarington, OH; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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M.L. Ford & Son Funeral Home in Clover, SC, is serving the family of Mr. Ratcliff.