William Ragsdale

Friday, November 23, 2007

William Ragsdale

Nov. 20, 2007

Mr. William Leon "Tom" Ragsdale, 75, of Chapel Hill, Tenn., died Tuesday, Nov. 20, in Lewisburg.

Mr. Ragsdale was a native of Marshall County. He was a farmer and a member of New Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Porter Ragsdale and Lela Mai Newcomb Ragasdale; a sister, Maggie Smotherman; three brothers, Clyde Ragsdale, Bill Ragsdale and J.L. Ragsdale.

He is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Willie Mae Ragsdale of Chapel Hill; two sisters, Emma LaVern Ragsdale of Lewisburg and Louis Hargrove of Chapel Hill; three brothers, James Ragsdale and Herman Ragsdale, both of the Laws Hill community of Marshall County, and Bobby Ragsdale of Lewisburg; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Friday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with the Rev. Hank Shelton officiating. Burial will follow in Elliott Cemetery near Chapel Hill.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 2282, Lewisburg, TN or the American Diabetes Association, Suite 200, 4205 Hillsboro Road, Nashville, TN 37215.