James Sylvester Ragland

James Sylvester Ragland, “Dickie,” 78, of Louisa passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at University of Virginia Medical Center. He was born on July 19, 1941 in Louisa County. He was the son of the late Lee Ragland and Rosa B. Johnson. He was a member of Foster Creek Baptist Church in Louisa. 

James was preceded in death by two brothers, Roy Lee Ragland and George T. Ragland; two sisters, Iris Athey and Dorothy Cromwell and a granddaughter, Denise Grooms. He leaves to cherish his memory a son, James Grooms (Benita); one granddaughter, Christen, of Palmyra; four brothers, Owen Ragland (Jesteane) of Chesterfield, MacArthur (Virginia), Herbert and Charles Ragland of Louisa; two sisters, Lucille Johnson (George) and Audrey Scott (Earl) of Louisa; one sister-in-law, Dora Louise Ragland and one aunt, Lorraine Johnson. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

James “Dickie” touched so many hearts of people around him during his journey of life. He will be missed by everyone.

 Funeral services were held Sunday, January 5 at Foster Creek Baptist Church with Reverend Michael Crawley officiating. Interment followed in the Ragland Family Cemetery.

D. D. Watson Mortician, Inc. of Louisa is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.ddwatsonlouisa.com.


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