E.G. and Linda Ratliff of Lufkin celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 3, 2019. They have lived in the area for most of their lives. Mrs. Ratliff is the former Linda Rodgers of Lufkin. The couple has six children, nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Mr. Ratliff is a Navy veteran of WWII and retired from the US Postal Service after a total of 42 years of government service, the majority of those serving as carrier for Rural Route 4 in Lufkin. Mrs. Ratliff is a longtime gardener, crafter, quilter, homemaker and cook extraordinaire who loves playing and crafting with her grandchildren. The family will host a celebration at their home on Sunday, July 7 from 1-3 p.m. Invitations are extended through the press.