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Robert Russell Ragsdale Sr.

Mr. Robert Russell Ragsdale Sr. of Orlando, Fla., formerly of Halifax County, died June 15, 2012 at the age of 71.

 

Mr. Ragsdale was born in Halifax County on Jan. 3, 1941 to the late Mr. Jessie Ragsdale and Mrs. Martha Mosley Ragsdale. He was married to Mrs. Dolly Ragsdale and was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church, Halifax.

In addition to his wife of the home, survivors include one daughter, Ms. Jean Ragsdale of New York; three sons, Mr. Christopher Ragsdale of New York, Mr. Robert Russell Ragsdale Jr. of Fla. And Mr. Russell Lamont Crawley of South Boston; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Jean Moore of North Carolina, Ms. Bessie Ragsdale and Mrs. Anna Henry, both of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two sisters-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

In addition to his parents, two daughters, Ms. Denise Ragsdale and Ms. Hope Ragsdale; and one brother, Mr. Thomas Ragsdale, also preceded Mr. Ragsdale in death.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 23, at 11 a.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Marcellous Mack and Elder Branford Edmonds officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church Saturday. Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.