Marcellus Barnett Ratchford

Marcellus Barnett Ratchford, 50, of 630 W. Buford Street, passed away Tuesday, January 22nd, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Gaffney and was a son of Yong Suk Song Williams and the late Harry James Ratchford, Sr.

Barnett was a former member of Philadelphia Baptist Church and a former employee of Piedmont Glass Company of Gaffney and Milliken of Union.

Surviving are: his mother, Yong Suk Williams (Lloyd), of Gaffney; daughter, Diamond Ratchford, of Gaffney; brother, Harry James Ratchford, Jr. (Kai), of Los Angeles, CA; a sister, Jessica Norris (Maurice Burris), of Gaffney; aunt, Oveda Dawson, of Batimore, MD; two grandchildren, Harlem Ka’Mori Smith and James Da’Shon Shippy, Jr., both of Gaffney and a host of other relatives and friends.

The Funeral Service will be Monday, 1:00 p.m., in Ebenezer Baptist Church with Rev. Freddy Davidson and Rev. Xavier Haney.  Interment will follow in Gaffney Memorial Park.

He will be in state in the church Monday at noon.

The Gilmore Mortuary

2 thoughts on “Marcellus Barnett Ratchford

  1. Linda,
    So sorry to hear of Barnett’s passing.
    Wishing you comfort and courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.
    Love, Elaine Brackett

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