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
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
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