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Barbara Ratley Spencer

March 15, 1937 — December 15, 2022

Cheraw, SC

Barbara Ratley Spencer

 

Chesterfield, SC

 

Mrs. Barbara Jean Ratley Spencer, age 85, entered into rest on Thursday, December 15, 2022 at her home. Funeral services will be 1 O’Clock PM, Saturday, December 17, 2022 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Don Rhyne with burial to follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in McFarlan, NC. The family will greet friends from 12:00-1:00 O’clock PM prior to the service at the funeral home.

         

Mrs. Spencer was born March 15, 1937 in Dillon, SC a daughter of the late Marvin and Veta Duncan Ratley. Barbara worked at JP Stevens for 5 years where she met James. They married and she became a full time homemaker raising 5 children. She enjoyed cooking, canning, gardening, reading and sewing. Everything she tried she seemed to have a natural feel of it as if she had known how to do it from the first attempt. Caring for her family over the years was loving joy. She was a beautiful loving wife, mother and grandmother that will be deeply missed.

 

 In addition to her parents, Mrs. Spencer was also preceded in death by her brothers; Douglas and Bryan Ratley.

 

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, James Spencer of the home; children, David (Deronda) White of Teals Mill, Juanice Berry of Cheraw, Jim (Lorie) Spencer of Cheraw, Jeff (Tracy) Spencer of Cheraw, and Joe (Jeanette) Spencer of Cheraw, SC; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

Memorials may be made to the Dementia Society of America - PO Box 600 - Doylestown, PA 18901 

         

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) of Chesterfield, SC is the serving the Spencer family.

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Visitation

Saturday, December 17, 2022

12:00 - 1:00pm

Miller Rivers Caulder Funeral Home

318 East Main St., Chesterfield, SC 29709

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Funeral Service

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Starts at 1:00pm

Miller Rivers Caulder Funeral Home

318 East Main St., Chesterfield, SC 29709

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Burial

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church

126 Church St, Morven, NC 28119

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