Gladys Ratliff

Gladys Pauline Ratliff (Spears)

October 14, 1923 - May 1, 2021
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Gladys Pauline Spears Ratliff, 97, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 1, 2021.
She was born October 14, 1923, in Lincoln County, to Charles and Hattie Hopson Spears.
She received her education from Glendale High School. She was a member of Whiteville Missionary Baptist Church and enjoyed working in the yard and cooking for her family. She had worked for Magic Mart and County Market.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Franklin Ratliff; her parents; brothers, Dub Spears, Edward Spears, Hollon Spears; sisters, Lillie Haynes, Lela Doss and Lois Cummings.

Survivors include her sons, Frank (Janis) Ratliff, Danny (Shelia) Ratliff; daughters, Joyce (Cal) Colvin, Bonnie (Leo) Gehring; brother, Albert Spears; seven grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Monday, 12:30 to 1:30 PM, at Fuller Hale-South Funeral Services.

Funeral service will be Monday, May 3, 2021, 1:30 P.M., at Fuller Hale-South Funeral Services with Reverend Mark Sikes officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions may be made to Whiteville Missionary Baptist Church, 8515 Whiteville Rd., Pine Bluff, AR 71603.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, May 3, 2021 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm
    Monday, May 3, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm
    Fuller Hale-South Funeral Chapel
    1621 S. Cherry Street
    PINE BLUFF, AR 71601
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, May 3, 2021 | 1:30pm
    Monday, May 3, 2021 1:30pm
    Fuller Hale-South Funeral Chapel
    1621 S. Cherry Street
    PINE BLUFF, AR 71601
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Memorial Park Cemetery - Pine Bluff
    6707 Dollarway Road
    PINE BLUFF, AR 71602
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kyle walter

Posted at 02:40pm
Sorry for the loss of your mother. Remember the good times and that knowing she is in a better place now, just flowers and trumpets with no pain or sorrows.
Kyle Walter

KAY Reed

Posted at 06:18pm
I have many fond memories of Mrs. Ratliff! Always a smile on her face and a fine Christian lady. Prayers for her family and sending love, Kay and David Reed

Deanna Fell

Posted at 02:31pm
We send our heartfelt condolences to your family. Gladys was a dear beloved friend of my mother and the Wright family. She was such a sweet Christian lady, and was loved and respected by so many! She will be missed. May God comfort you during this time. Our love and sympathy,
Mark and Deanna (Wright) Fell

Paul, Barbi, & Chloe Gehring

Posted at 11:07am
Wishing your family peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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