- Marlene Ratledge Buchanan | Hey Y'all | Gwinnett Citizen
My father, James E. Ratledge would be 100 years old this November 21. After he died, Mama said he never left. He was still sitting in his recliner, waiting for her. I believe it. I think Mama is sitting on my right shoulder and Daddy is on left one. Both are whispering in my ear.