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Tammy Michelle Ratliff

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”-2 Timothy 4:7

Dunbar, Va.-Tammy Michelle Ratliff (58) went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Sunday, March 5, 2023 after her courageous battle with cancer.
Tammy was born on December 17, 1964 in Ohio. She was previously employed at Mountain Air Compressor Inc, Bristol, TN. She loved the Lord and truly fought the good
fight and kept the faith until the very end. Her greatest joy was her granddaughters.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Christopher Todd Ratliff; mother Nancy
Thornsbury Dalzell; father John R. Dalzell; brother Jeff Dalzell; mother in law, Marlene Ratliff
and father in law, Sparrel “Toddy” Ratliff.
Leaving behind to celebrate her life are her son, Sean “Courtney” Ratliff and wife, Larra, of
Dunbar, VA; two brothers Tim Dalzell of Danville, KY and Jayme Dalzell of Lexington, KY; two
granddaughters, Kaleigh and Keegan Ratliff; brother in law, Donnie Ratliff and wife, Vickie, of
Big Stone Gap, VA; brother in law, Randy Ratliff and wife, Joyce, of Pounding Mill, VA; best
friend, Deb Moretz of Bristol, TN; as well as nieces and nephews. She has been under the care
and staff of Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, TN where she received loving care until
the end.
Services for Tammy will take place at the Gilliam Funeral Home Chapel in Big Stone Gap on
Tuesday, March 7, 2023 where visitation will be from 4 – 6 p.m., with the funeral to follow at 6
p.m. Speaking at the funeral will be Pastor Tony Nunley and Reverend Jason Ratliff.
Committal service will take place at the Clinch Valley Memorial Cemetery in Richlands, VA on
Wednesday, March 8 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Mike Rife and Reverend Rick Blevins
Pallbearers are Nick Ratliff, Andy Bunn, Matt Hess, Matt Hagy, Cory Vicars, and
Donovan Mabe. Honorary Pallbearers are Donnie Ratliff, Randy Ratliff, Patrick Owens, David
Rowe, Wayne Thomas, Brad Vandyke, Johnny Sexton, and the Grundy Volunteer Fire
The family is being cared for by the kind and wonderful staff at Gilliam Funeral Home & Crematory in Big Stone Gap, VA.
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