Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 

The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

There is no commandment greater than these.”

Mark 12:30-31

Read the Bible chronologically in 2021 – February 9

EXODUS 25:1-28:43

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Obituary for Barbara Ratcliff Riley


Barbara Ratcliff Riley

And a resident of Mount Hermon died Sunday evening February 7, 2021 at Good Samaritan Living Center with her children by her side. She was born on July 23 1939 and graduated from Franklinton High School in 1957. Barbara began a long career as a secretary and office manager, working for several automobile dealerships in the area including Miller Ford and Magee Motors. Barbara also worked at Patterson & Yearny Steel Company and her most recent service was to Habitat For Humanity in Franklinton. She enjoyed spending time with children, grandchildren and young great-grandchildren. Going out to eat at different places, shopping and attending the school activities of all of them was definitely her most favorite pastime. Barbara always loved to cook and have her family together for Sunday dinner. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Survived by:

2 Daughters and a Son in law: Kim Barber of Franklinton,
Karen and Dr. Eric Payne of Mt. Hermon

Son and Daughter in law: Mark and Sherron Riley of Kentwood

Grandchildren and Spouses: Ashton and Cody Newman of Kentwood,
Whitney and Jimmy Ray Jones of Wilmer,
Trevor and Jessica Barber of Nashville, TN,
Taylor Riley of Hammond,
Richard and Lacey Inkinbrant of Kentwood

Great-grandchildren: Kassidy, Jett, Jordyn, Avery, Grady, Gabby, Landon, Braydon, Adelyn, Elijah, Bella, and expected great-granddaughter Dallas Kade Barber

3 Sisters and a Brother in law: Myrna Goings of Franklinton,
Sharon and Dewitt Perry of Enon,
Delores Cornett of Greensburg

Brother and Sister in law: Bill and Evelyn Ratcliff of Franklinton

Sister in law: Carolyn Ratcliff of Picayune, MS

Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members

She was preceded in death by the father of her children Donnie Riley, parents Fleet Ratcliff and Etta Gill Ratcliff, sisters Sheila Stafford, Mary Ratcliff, brother Talmadge Ratcliff, brothers in law Price Goings, Russell Cornett and a niece Janna Cornett.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday February 13th from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 11:00 am Saturday with Rev. Joe Baugh officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Hermon Cemetery.

The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to the staff of Good Samaritan Living Center for their loving care and support through the years and to Community Care Hospice.

Pallbearers: Eric Payne, Tracy Barber, Trevor Barber, Richard Inkinbrant, Cody Newman, Jimmy Ray Jones

Prayer Focus for Today

We all know it is not any fun to be sick. Today, I request you join me in praying for those who as sick and who live alone. Enough said.

Thank-you for praying today.

Anna Lee