Ragan, Molly Inez (Summerville)

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Molly Inez Ragan, 78, of Summerville, Georgia, died on Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at Floyd Medical Center.

Ms. Ragan was born Jan. 26, 1934, in Florence, Ala., the daughter of the late Sam Stricklin and Frances Wisdom Stricklin. She was a member of Dry Valley Baptist Church and was retired from Mt. Vernon Mills. 

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Jimmy Stricklin, Sammy Stricklin, and Grant Stricklin.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Daryl and Cathy Ragan and Michael and Lesley Ragan; daughters and sons-in-law, Glenda and Don Greene and Tracey and Bobby Perkins; brother, James Stricklin; sister, Shirley Willingham; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, at Dry Valley Baptist Church with Reverend Jimmy Weaver officiating. Burial will follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Jimmy Stricklin, Jr., Eddy Willingham, Colby Perkins, Christian Proctor, and Sam Stricklin, Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be all members of Grace Sunday School Class of Dry Valley Baptist Church.

Ms. Ragan will lie in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28. She will also lie in state at Dry ValleyBaptist Church on Saturday from 12:30 p.m. until the service hour. 



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