Mr. J.L. Ragsdale, age 77, of Chapel Hill, TN, died Mon., October 30, 2006 in Lewisburg, TN. A native of Marshall Co., Mr. Ragsdale was a son of the late John Porter and Lela Mai Newcomb Ragsdale. He was a retired tree surgeon and attended the Church of God. Mr. Ragsdale was preceded in death by his wife, Ella Mai Hargrove Ragsdale, who died in 1981. Survivors include his daughters; Mrs. Mildred Jett of Lewisburg, TN; Mrs. Edna James of Chapel Hill, TN; Mrs. Janice Sheppard of Lewisburg, TN; sons, Marvin Ragsdale of Lewisburg, TN; Danny Ragsdale of Chapel Hill, TN; Richard Ragsdale of Belfast, TN. Sisters, Ms. Emma Ragsdale of Lewisburg, TN; Mrs. Louise Hargrove of Chapel Hill, TN; brothers, Tom Ragsdale of Chapel Hill, TN; James and Herman Ragsdale of the Laws Hill community; Bobby Ragsdale of Lewisburg, TN; step-daughters, Donna Rhiner of the Farmington community and Peanut Jenkins of Georgia; special friend, Bertha Russell of Eagleville, TN. 20 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
Visitation began at 4 PM, Tues., October 31, 2006. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 PM, Wed., November 1, 2006 from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Bro. Randall Harmon officiating. Interment will follow at Swanson Cemetery in Chapel Hill, TN.
Lawrence Funeral Home and Cremation Services in charge of arrangements.