Lorraine departed this earth on Tuesday, April 22, 2003, at the age of 60, following an extended illness.
Born in Buchanan County, Virginia, She was the daughter of Mrs. Nona Clevinger Farmer Ratliff and the late
Lonzo Guy Farmer. She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Jim Ratliff; one son, Freddie Stiltner, Jr.;
one sister, Shirley Duty; and one brother, Roger Farmer. Lorraine is survived by her husband, Fred M.
Stiltner; one daughter, Zelma and husband, Russell Sykes; one son, Darrell and wife, Vicki Stiltner; two
sisters, Aileen Blackburn and Ruby Epling; eight step sisters and three stepbrothers; three grandsons, Justin
Lee, DeJay Stiltner and Erie Davis; and two step grandsons, Rusty and Shannon Sykes.
Lorraine was a life-long resident of Buchanan County and a member of the Little David Old Regular Baptist
Church of the Indian Bottom Association. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother and
I knew, the morning I walked in your room, time would come soon,
I knew, through breaking heart, that we were soon to part.
I knew, through dim window light, that you were alright,
I knew, when you awake and wanted to be straight, it was too late.
Mom, I followed each step of your directions that day,
But you left none for the rest of the way!
I know what it takes to be with you again,
But it’s so hard without mommy to step in.
I know for now I’m on my own,
But by the Love of God I’ll be led home.
Your Loving Daughter, Sis.