Joy Elizabeth Ragland, 86, died quietly at her home in Fair Oaks, Calif., on Thursday, May 24, 2012.
She was born Rachel Elizabeth Holt to the late Deward Allen and Annie Belle Ridner Holt on April 13, 1926, in Giles County.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Peggy Joyce Bishop Ragland; son, Alan Earl Bishop Ragland; sisters, Ellen Woods, Maxine Curtis, and Nora Braddock; and brothers, Oliver Holt, Bobbie Holt, and Harold Holt.
She is survived by her husband, Claude Lee Ragland of Fair Oaks, Calif.; son, Alaric Barca of Carmichael, Calif,; daughter, Donna F. (Ed) Dailey of Tullahoma; sisters, June Ring and Maggie Hopwood of Lewisburg, and Betty Mooseman of Florida; brothers, John Holt, and David Holt of Toledo, Ohio, and Dan Holt of Lewisburg; grandsons, Joshua (DD) Rinehart of Woodbury and Jacob Rinehart of Tullahoma; and great-grandchildren, Nate, Emma Jane, and McKinley.
Funeral services were conducted by Chester Slayton on Thursday, May 31, from the chapel of London Funeral Home, followed by burial in Head Springs Cemetery at Belfast.
London Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.