Billie Deavours Ragsdale

McDonough, GA Mrs. Billie Deavours Ragsdale, age 98 of McDonough, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at The Woods Senior Care Center in Griffin, GA. Mrs. Ragsdale was born in Bankston, Alabama on February 28, 1922, daughter of the late Melvin Abraham Deavours and the late Sarah Jane (Sallie) Johnson Deavours. A native of Carbon Hill, Alabama, Mrs. Ragsdale worked for the Federal Government for 37 years and retired in 1986. Billie was a devoted wife for 58 years and a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great great grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Patrick Cleburn Ragsdale; daughter, Linda Sue Ragsdale Long; and grandson, William Long. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Lloyd Bohannon of Griffin; son-in-law, Earl Long of McDonough; grandchildren, Nanette and Jerry Gibson of McDonough, Sabrina Edwards of Jackson, Brian and Melanie Bohannon of Woodstock, Becky Owen of Griffin, Tammy Long of Elberton, and Jeff Long of Elberton. Mrs. Ragsdale had 13 great grandchildren, 9 great great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. A private graveside service will take place at Eastlawn Memorial Park on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 2:00PM with Pastor Steven Norris officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Endowment Foundation of First Baptist Church of Griffin: P.O. Box 908, Griffin, GA 30224 or a charity of your choice. The family would like to give a special show of appreciation to The Woods Senior Care Griffin staff for their outstanding care she received for the last four years. An important thank you to all the residents of The Woods for your unconditional love and friendship you gave. Haisten Funerals & Cremations, McDonough, GA, 770-914-8833, www. haistenfunerals.com.

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