Ernest Ray Ragsdale, Jr. age 80, died Wednesday (May 18, 2011) at Autumn Care of Biscoe.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Friday at Kennedy Funeral Home in Robbins conducted by the Rev. Sam Swinney. Burial will follow in Pine Rest Cemetery.
A native of Moore County he was a son of the late Ernest Ray and Beulah Marley Ragsdale. Over the years he owned and operated a Laundromat and a Tire Store. He was a very talented musician and taught music for many years. He was a regular piano player at different churches including Crossroads Baptist Church in Robbins and Priest Hill Presbyterian Church in Carthage. He was preceded in death by his wife Louise Horner Ragsdale.
He is survived by: son Louis Ray Ragsdale and wife Elaine of Asheboro; daughters Linda Hogan and husband Terry of New Hope, Denise Duncan of Robbins; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Kennedy Funeral Home on Thursday from 6:00 - 8:00 PM and other times at the residence of Ruby Sanders in Robbins.
Kennedy Funeral Home is serving the Ragsdale family.

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  1. Our deepest condolences to the Ragsdale family during this time of sorrow. He was a great friend to people here and will be missed. Carthage Church of God family.

  2. Denise,
    Just know that I am thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. If you need anything or if I can do anything at all, please call me. Take comfort knowing your mom and dad are together again.

  3. Hello Grandpa, I am so sorry that I cannot be there. Although our pain is started, we are greatful that your pain is over as you sit beside Grandma, playing your piano for Jesus.
    I will see you again.
    Love, Danial

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