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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Jerry W. ‘Rags’ Ragland

  • Jerry W. "Rags" Ragland, 52, of Palmyra, Missouri, and formerly of Hannibal, Mo., passed away at 3:14 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at his home.
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  • Jerry W. "Rags" Ragland, 52, of Palmyra, Missouri, and formerly of Hannibal, Mo., passed away at 3:14 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at his home.
    Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. Rev. Tim Goodman will officiate.
    Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home.
    Mr. Ragland was born July 14, 1961, in Hannibal, Mo., to Donald B. and Patty Skippworth Ragland.
    Survivors include one brother, Steven Ragland of Hannibal, Mo.; one sister, Kellee Sankpill of Hannibal, Mo.; one niece, Shayla; one nephew, Chad; six great-nieces and great-nephews, Regan, Lee, Riley, Nikkie, Donnie and Junior; two aunts, Janie and Kay; one uncle, Jim; and special cousins, Chris, Tammy, Jimmy and Terry.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; and grandparents.
    Mr. Ragland worked as a control operator for over 30 years at BASF. He loved sports of all kinds.  Jerry was an avid St. Louis Cardinal and St. Louis Rams fan. He especially loved baseball and football. Jerry was a talented fastpitch softball player. He played many years for the O'Donnell's Fastpitch Teams, winning several state titles and many accolades.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Lloyd Ragland Scholarship at Hannibal High School, in care of the James O'Donnell Funeral Home.
    Honorary pallbearers will be Brian Powell, Paul Johns, Mike Ames, Mark Powell, Craig Elsner, Mark Hoskins, Ray Meyers, Terry Meyers and Cody Meyers.
    Online condolences may be made and video tribute viewed at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com 
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