Funeral   services   for   Mr.  James  W.  Ragland,   91,   of
Cookeville, Tennessee, will be held at 1 P.M.  on Tuesday, April
10,  2012,  at  Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral Home  in
Gainesboro,  TN.  Burial will follow in the John L. Clark Memorial
Cemetery in the Stone community of Jackson County, TN.

 The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 11 A.M.  until
time of services.

 He passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2012, at his residence.
    
 He was born September 16, 1920, in Jackson County, TN, to
the  late   
William  Charley  Ragland  and  Celia  Eliza  Apple
Ragland
. He was married to Helen L. Ragland,  who  survives.
He  was  retired  from Chrysler after 32 years, and a member of
the  Jefferson  Avenue  Church of Christ.  He served in the U.S.
Army during World War II. He  was  combat  wounded in France,
and received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

 In  addition  to  his parents, he was preceded in death by his
First  Wife:  Julia Faye Quarles Ragland;  1  Brother;   and   4
Sisters
.

 Survivors include  his  
Wife: Helen L. Ragland of Cookeville,
TN;   
2   Sons:   Joel (Tonya) Ragland  of  Clarksville,  TN,  and
Steven  Carpenter  of  Albuquerque,  NM;   
1   Daughter:   Kay
Armstrong   of   Nashville,   TN;   
2   Grandchildren:    Nicholas
Ragland and Natalie Ragland;  
1  Brother:   Charles   Ragland;
and   
3   Sisters:   Lyda   Taylor,   Bobbie   Chaffin,   and  Celia
Billingsley.
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