Carthage, NC
Anna Seward Ragsdale, age 96 of 1902 Niagara-Carthage Road died Tuesday (July 31, 2007) at St. Joseph of the Pines Rehabilitation Center in Southern Pines.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Thursday at Yates-Thagard Baptist Church of which she was the oldest living member. The Rev. Steven Johnson will officiate. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.
A native of Moore County she was a daughter of the late William and Ellie Monroe Seward. For many years she worked as a bookkeeper for Carthage Tractor and Implement Company. She was a widow of the late C.L. Ragsdale and was also preceded in death by a son Marshal Ragsdale, a daughter Carol Salzwedel and a grandson Greg Ragsdale.
Survivors include: sons Bertice Ragsdale and wife Mary of Carthage and David Ragsdale and wife Joan of Carthage; sister Sarah Michael of Southern Pines; eight grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Fry and Prickett Funeral Home Wednesday from 6:00 - 8:00 PM and other times at the residence.
Memorials may be made to: Yates Thagard Baptist Church, 3820 Vass-Carthage Road, Carthage, NC 28327.
Online condolences may be made at:

Memories Timeline


  1. To David and the rest of the family. I was deeply saddened to hear of the pasting of your mother, grandmother, sister and everything she was to each of you. You all are in our prayers and thoughts during this time of sorrow. May God bless and comfort each

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook