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A funeral service to celebrate the life of Alva Wade Ratcliff, age 62 of Cassatt, SC will be held today, April 8, 2016 at 11:00AM in the Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Emerson Brown and Kenny Owens will officate. Burial will follow in the Lucknow Baptist Church Cemetery, Cassatt, SC. The family received friends Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 7:00-8:30PM in the Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin. Memorials may be made to the McRae Road Church of Christ, 1009 McRae Road, Camden, SC 29020. 

Alva Ratcliff died Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Born in Kershaw County, he was the husband of Patricia Moody Ratcliff and the son of the late Geneva Louise Hall Ratcliff and Wade Heyward Ratcliff. He worked with DeRoyal Textiles, was a member of Church of Christ, a loving husband, father and grandfather and loved spending most of his time with his grandchildren. 

Surviving besides his wife are his daughter, Kimberly Paige Jackson of Camden, (Joey); sons, Wade Channing Ratcliff (Elizabeth) of Camden, Ryan Alva Ratcliff of Sumter; 4 grandchildren, Nick Jackson, Grayson Jackson, Wyatt Jackson and Ella Ratcliff; 4 sisters, Annette Corbett of Red Hill, SC, Martha Warr of McBee, SC, Vera Baker of Bishopville, SC and Deanna Smith of Sumter, SC; 4 brothers, Robert Radcliff of Bishopville, SC, Ben Ratcliff of Camden, SC, Faubus Ratcliff of NC and Steve Ratcliff of Cassatt, SC. 

He was predeceased by a sister, Kathleen Haselden and a brother, Hampton Ratcliff.

Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel is in charge of the arrangement.

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