May 30, 1913 ~ May 19, 2010

Born in: Buncombe Co.,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Carrie "Mae" Taylor Ratcliff, 96, died Wednesday at the Western Carolina Baptist Retirement Home. Mrs. Ratcliff was born May 30, 1913, in Buncombe County and was a daughter of the late B.G. and Lillie Snelson Hawkins. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Woodrow Taylor and the Rev. Carlos Ratcliff, by a son, Wyman Taylor, and by seven brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and William H. "Bill" Teague of Leicester; a step-son and daughter-in-law, Arville and Pearlie Ratcliff of Leicester; a grandson, Michael Teague of Raleigh; step-granddaughter, Cindy Faulkner and husband Rick, of Asheville; and two step-great-grandsons, Jason and Jonathan Faulkner. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Revs. Anthony Fox, Don Austin, and Stan Welch officiating. Interment will follow at Redmon Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Redmon Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Mike Stapleton, 22 Star Road, Marshall, NC 28753. The family extends special appreciation to the nursing staff of the Rickman Center for the loving care they provided for Mrs. Ratcliff.

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  1. Linda, Heaven gained one of the best. We’re praying for you and your family. So sorry we couldn’t come to the visitation…have to go to South Carolina right after work.

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  2. Linda and family you are all in our thoughts and prayers. If there is anything we can do, please call.
    Love & Prayers,
    Steve, Sharon and family

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  3. Linda & Family,my thoughts and prayers go out to you at this sad time.Aunt Mae held a special place in my heart,Heaven has another angel.She always knew how to make people smile. she will be missed.

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  4. Dear Lina and Bill,
    What a dear precious lady Mrs. Taylor was to all of our family. I think she was our example of the lady in Proberbs 31. Truly we can call her blessed.Praise the Lord for Mrs. Talylor! We will be praying for you guys and we love you very much.
    Love,
    The Charles Maynor Family.

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  5. Dear Linda and Bill,

    Buddy and I send our deepest sympathy and condolences upon hearing about the death of your Mother.

    Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

    We love you two.

    Love

    Irma and Buddy Rudisill

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  6. We were saddened to learn of Mae’s passing. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you. Cherish your memories as we will as we got to know and love her when she was our neighbor on Ridgeview Road. Again our deepest sympathy.You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  7. Bill, Linda and Michael,
    We were very sorry to hear about Linda’s mother. Our sincere and deepest sympathy goes out to all of you at this most difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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