Clarlene “Tiny” Ratliff, 87

Clarlene “Tiny” Ratliff, 87 of Belcher, KY passed away Thursday, April 29, 2021 at her home.

Tiny was a seamstress, homemaker, a member of the Ferrells Creek Church of Christ and Ladies Christian Fellowship.

Tiny was born September 04, 1933 at Road Creek, KY to the late James Rowe & Gypsa Looney Rowe. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Layton Ratliff, one daughter, Glenda Jo Ratliff, four brothers, Gilbert Rowe, Bill Rowe, Joe Rowe & Ervin Rowe and three sisters, Bethel Wright, Ann Hughes & Francis Rowe. Tiny is survived by one son, Kenneth Dale (Debbie) Ratliff of Belcher, KY; two daughters, Barbara (David) Blackburn of Lick Creek, KY & Rita Ratliff of Belcher, KY; two grandchildren, Kellie (Josh) Crum & Justin (Haley) Ratliff; and six great-grandchildren, Zachary Crum, Kaden Crum, Kenley Crum, Zayla Crum, Harper Ratliff & Layton Ratliff.

Tiny is also survived by four sisters, Sarah Williams of Ashcamp, KY, Jewelene Tucker of Pikeville, KY, Mae Justus of Big Rock, VA & Jun Ahumada of Chicago, IL; sister-in-law, Audrey Ratliff and Keith Collins who she said was one of hers.

Visitation will be after 6PM Saturday, May 01 and Sunday, May 02, 2021 at the Ferrells Creek Church of Christ with services nightly at 7PM. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, May 03, 2021 at 1PM from the church with Billy Ford, Jim Ed Belcher & Jeff Ramey officiating. Burial will follow at Dow Brooks Cemetery, Draffin, KY.


  1. Leah Hampton (Mookie) says

    I remember Tiny always sitting in the window at her sewing machine when all of the neighborhood kids would play ball in her yard with Dale Boy. She was always so gracious about us being there. My favorite memory is when she made us all a “Gilligan” style hat with each of our names sown on them out of denim from the legs of pants she had cut off for someone. I loved that hat dearly and thought I was something else because it had my name on it. I can’t remember through the years if I ever told Tiny how much that hat meant to me, but I hope I did. She was definitely one of the sweetest people I ever knew.

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