May 24, 1940 ~ August 16, 2021
Elmer “Elmo” Thomas Ratledge, 81, of Rock Spring, Georgia passed away Monday, August 16, 2021. A native of Decatur, Tennessee, he has lived in the Rock Spring area for the past 69 years. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, a former employee of Salem Carpet Mills where he worked for 13 years and attended Revival Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his wife, Violet Miller Ratledge; parents, Elmer Ray and Sarah Jane Nance Ratledge; son, Thomas Ray Ratledge, brother, John Ratledge; and three sisters, Elizabeth Milsap, Louise Bridges, and Hope Cline. He is survived by eight children, Christine (Russell) Marcotte of Red Oak, TN., Sue Ratledge of Ooltewah, TN., Deta Joy Ratledge of LaFayette, GA., Thomas Edward Ratledge of Cleveland, TN., Brandy (Stephen) Garrett of Rock Spring, GA., Connie Morrison of Cleveland, TN., Brenda Payne of Cleveland, TN., and Marie Blackwell of Cleveland, TN.; brother, Joe (Mondee) Ratledge of Ringgold, GA.; brother-in-law, Arnold Milsap Sr., of Rock Spring, GA.; fourteen grandchildren, twenty two great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday, August 21, 2021 in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Marshall Kellet officiating. The family will receive friends 5-8 P.M. Friday and 12-2 P.M. Saturday at the funeral home. Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Home Wallis-Stewart Chapel Ringgold, Georgia.
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Service Location: 443 Boynton Dr, Ringgold, GA 30736