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Barbara Henry

July 20, 1936 — September 20, 2021

Barbara Henry

Cheraw, SC

Mrs. Barbara Ratliff Henry, 85, died on Monday, September 20, 2021.  Born, July 20, 1936, in Chesterfield, SC, she was a daughter of the late Steele Hayward Ratliff and the late Lexie English Davis Ratliff.  Barbara attended Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church and Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church.  She was full of life and was a postal worker in Charlotte, NC for many years and was a bookkeeper at H.W. Little Hardware Store in Wadesboro, NC.  Barbara enjoyed meeting new people and making friends and loved her neighbors and friends in Cheraw and her friends in Anson County as well as her Co-workers with the Post Office.  She also loved fishing in both fresh and saltwater as often as someone would take her, and enjoyed going to Cherokee, NC Gambling as well as watching NASCAR where her favorite drivers were Dale Earnhardt, Sr. and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by her brother, Steele Hayward Ratliff, Jr.; and sisters, Peggy Assef, Ann Ratliff, and Helen Levister.

Barbara leaves behind to cherish her memory, her son, Jim Henry and wife, Lesa of Pittsboro, NC; sisters, Marion Ratliff of Charlotte, NC, and Sue LePage of Charlotte, NC; two grandchildren, Luke Henry and Delaney Henry; a great-niece that was more like a grandchild, Sarah Hill; brothers-in-law, Leland Assef and Jeryl Levister; nieces and nephews, Paige Kelly, Lee Assef, Matt Levister, Brad Levister, John Whittelsey, and Brad Whittelsey; and multiple great-nieces and great-nephews.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Cheraw, PO Box 337, Cheraw, SC 29520.

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