It seems strangely redundant to inform us all that the person in this Cheadle churchyard grave is, umm, the "late" Ralph Ratcliffe. I'd have thought that was fairly obvious ... by his being actually buried in the grave!
Poor old Ralph had the misfortune to die on Christmas Day. I wonder if he got a chance to open his presents?
And so - Merry Christmas one and all...! (which is not exactly the quote from Christmas Carol)