Mary Alice Ledbetter: Obituary


Mrs. Mary Alice Ledbetter age 96 of Wesley Mtn. Drive Blairsville passed away peacefully at her home on Friday July 12, 2019 following a brief illness. Mrs. Ledbetter was born on Feb. 8, 1923 in Dothan, AL., the daughter of the late Preston Grantham and the late Jimmy Barefield Grantham. Mary loved fishing, sewing and quilting. Mary was an Artist and had painted for over fifty years. She was a loving and caring mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Ledbetter in 1995 and several siblings. She had made her home in Blairsville for the past twenty years.  Mary was of the Methodist faith.

Surviving Mrs. Ledbetter are one son and daughter in law, A.J. and Rosemary Blankenship of Mt. Gilead, NC., three daughters and one son in law, Jane Parrish of Ozark, AL., Gloria Spann of Blairsville, Theresa and Van Gilder of Tifton, GA., one brother, Kenneth Grantham of Ozark, AL., seven grandchildren, Penny Welch, Betsy Weisbeck, Robyn Dowling, Misty Polk, Kelli Williams, Mindy Gibbons and Christopher Maloy, fourteen great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A Graveside service will be held at a later date from the Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Headland, AL. where she will rest next to her beloved husband, Eugene. In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in Mary’s memory.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the family guest book and send condolences on line at


Seth Paul Ratliff: Obituary


Seth Paul Ratliff

August 01, 1961 – June 02, 2019

Seth Paul Ratliff August 1, 1961-June 2, 2019 Born the eldest son of Randy and Lois Ratliff on August 1, 1961 in Pequannock New Jersey, Seth Paul Ratliff entered eternal rest following a brave battle with cancer on June 2, 2019 in Blairsville, Georgia. Paul was preceded in death by his younger brother, Randy Ratliff, Jr., maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Seth Paul Triplett and paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Roy Shaffer. Paul is survived by his son, Eric Paul Ratliff, Kissimmee, Fl.; former spouse Lisa Pearson Ratliff, St. Cloud, Fl.; parents, Randy and Lois Ratliff, Blairsville, Ga.; sisters, Ginny Ratliff, Danville, KY.; Rhonda Ratliff-Wagoner (Bryan), Macon, Ga.; brother Shawn Ratliff, Blairsville, Ga.; and several precious nieces and nephews.

Paul was blessed with exceptional artistic ability, working his entire life as a skilled craftsman, carpenter and stone mason. Many homeowners and businesses throughout Florida and Georgia benefitted from Paul’s talent, making his creations a lasting testament and legacy to Paul’s strong work ethic and skill.

Paul was instantly recognizable with fire red hair and a personality to match. He truly lit up a room with his wide smile, booming laugh and lively spirit. Paul loved nature and traveling. Among his favorite memories was a family vacation and road trip to Alaska, where he spent time in the beautiful outdoors with those he loved. Always the artist, Paul developed an interest in clock-making in later years, pursuing it with his typical passion and pride. Paul’s eternally positive outlook benefitted him in life, especially as cancer took hold. He kept a smile to the end, grateful for the kindness and care shown to him by hospice, nurses and relatives.

Paul’s departure weighs heavily on his family, but we are certain Heaven is full of music, laughter and celebration with the arrival of his beloved spirit. Special thanks and recognition are extended to the staff at Union County Nursing Home, Blairsville Georgia for their exceptional care and support during Paul’s final days. Keeping with Paul’s wishes, a celebration of life is planned at the home of his parents, Randy and Lois Ratliff, Blairsville, Georgia.

Mountain View Funeral Home, Blairsville, Georgia is in charge of arrangements. You may sign the family guest book and send condolences on line at - Dedicated to serve the needs of the community. Provide a source of real news-Dependable Information-Central to the growth and success of our Communities. Strive to encourage, uplift, warn, entertain, & enlighten our readers/viewers- Honest-Reliable-Informative.

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