Mrs. Ellendor Webb Ragsdale

Published 4:16 pm Thursday, February 28, 2019

VALLEY — Mrs. Ellendor Webb Ragsdale, 95, of Valley passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 at her daughter’s residence in Lawrenceville, Geogria.

She was born in LaFayette on Aug. 11, 1923 to the late Sterling Combs Webb and Flora Jefferson Wallace Webb.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Rance T. Ragsdale; siblings Mary Kate McGilvrey and her husband, Earl, Myrtle Langley and her husband, Earl, Alva Webb and his wife, Florence.

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Mrs. Ragsdale was a member of the Valley Baptist Church.  Before her health declined, she was a very active member of the church and often cared for the babies and toddlers in the nursery.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great­grandmother, and a loving friend to many.

She is survived by her children, Mary (Melvin) Fields, Ruth Bell, John S. Ragsdale, and Jane (Rickey) Patton; grandchildren Tamra Bell Gilchrist, Amanda Bell, and Aurelia Bell Watson; great grandchildren  Katelyn, Damon, Kami, Joshua and Aubrey; nieces and nephews Freda Ireland, Lynda Toney, Alva Webb, Jr. , Betty Carol Smith, Earl Langley and Margo McGilvrey; and many great nieces, great nephews, and other extended family members.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 11 a.m. EST at the Johnson Brown­-Service Funeral Home chapel in Valley with interment following in Fairfax Cemetery. The Rev. Nathan Lawrence will officiate. Her family will be receiving friends at the funeral home Saturday morning from 10 a.m. EST until the service hour.

Flowers will be kindly accepted or the family suggests that memorials be made in Mrs. Ragsdale’s memory to a charity of one’s choice or to Valley Baptist Church.

Please visit her Memorial Tribute page at to leave a condolence for her family, share a memory of Mrs. Ragsdale, or to light a Remembrance Candle in her memory.

Johnson Brown­-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.