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Kenneth “Kenny” J. Ratliff, 88, Franklin

Kenneth “Kenny” J. Ratliff, 88, Franklin, formerly of Brown County, passed away May 2, 2013 at Franklin United Methodist Community. Son of Carrie and Rachael Pace Ratliff, Kenny was born June 11, 1924 in Lawrence County, Ark.

After 35 years of service, Kenneth retired in 1984 as a machinist with RCA.  He enjoyed woodworking, farming and liked to play baseball.  He loved to read western novels, especially by author Zane Grey.

Kenneth is survived by his wife, Myrtle M. Blythe Ratliff of Franklin, whom he married on May 1, 1954 in Indianapolis; sons, Thomas (Susie) Sterrett of Coatesville and Michael (Kim) Ratliff of Morgantown; daughters, Dorothy Logsdow of Indianapolis, Vickie Dawson of South Carolina, Janey (Danny) Sawyer of Virginia, Bonnie (Grover) Hamilton of Ellettsville, Melody (Dave) Rutherford of Franklin and Amanda (Troy) Jackson of Cincinnati, Ohio; sisters, Margie Sacco of Indianapolis, Jolene Munns of Bainbridge and Jean Davis of Indianapolis; 19 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, Kenny was preceded in death by brothers, Truel, Garland and Charles Ratliff; sisters, Imo Mason and Dorothy Nunnelly).

Services 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 7,  in Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 1977 South State Road 135, Greenwood.  Friends can call from 4-8 p.m. Monday, May 6 at the funeral home.  Burial will follow services at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood.  Memorial contributions can be made to Franklin United Methodist Community – ATTN: Michelle Stroud  1070 West Jefferson Street  Franklin, IN  46131.  www.forestlawncemetery-fh.com

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  • December 18
    WRAPS meetings
    7 to 9 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • December 18
    Nashville Town Council
    6:30 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • December 19
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • December 19
    Christmas sing-along at The Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 19
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 19
    Live hip hop music at dance barn
    7 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 20
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 20
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 20
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 27
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West