James Thomas Ratley, June 3, 1865 - July 7,1925
From Marshall Newspaper:
Mr. James T. Ratley died at his home five miles east of town
Tuesday morning at 12:40 o'clock. He had been in failing health about a year.
Mr. Ratley was born in Faittville, Tenn., June 3, 1866. When a small boy he moved from Tennesse to Texas with his parents. In January , 1889, he was married to Miss Bettie Heartsfield of DeBerry, Texas, and has been a beloved resident of Harrison County most of the time since.
He is survived by his widow and seven children, Andrew, William, Bent, Johnnie, Mrs. H.H. McCarty, James Jr., and Victoria.
The funeral was held Tuesday evening at 3 p.m. at the Cross Roads Church, Bro,. White Conducting the services.
Interment was in Cross Roads Cemetery.