Emmitt Nelson Ratliff of Louisa

Emmitt Nelson Ratliff, 77, of Louisa, Ky. passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. He was born May 2, 1936 in Elliott County, Kentucky a son of the late Paul and Esta Sparks Ratliff. He was a retired teacher of Mayo State Vocational School after serving 24 years of service, and he was a retired United States Navy Veteran with 20 years of service and was a Kentucky Colonel. Emmittt attended the Spencer Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include, his loving wife of 57 years, Joyce Ratliff of Louisa, Ky.; one daughter, Terry (Lance) Compton of Louisa, Ky.; one brother, Silas Ratliff of Louisa, Ky.; three grandchildren, Mikel (Heather) Compton, Brandy (Heath) Preston, Taud (Cristy) Compton all Louisa, Ky.; 10 Great Grandchildren, Mason, Miles, and Sophia Preston, Drew, Molly, Katie, Shelby, Hadley, Hannah and Tate Compton. Funeral services were conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roger Ross and Pastor Terry Meredith officiating. Burial followed at Yatesville Memorial Gardens. Visitation was 4 til 9 p.m. Monday at Young Funeral Home Chapel.