Dave Ragland Sr..

Dave Ragland Sr. Dave Ragland Sr., 64, passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2014, God reached out and chose one of choice plants for His heavenly garden. Dave loved to travel with family and friends. He always found a golf course at every destination. He was an electrician by trade, an avid photographer and loved tech gadgets. He is a 1964 graduate of Howard High School. Daves motto was "If I can help somebody as I travel along, then my living will not be in vain." Dave Ragland is a lifelong member of Rose of Sharon Baptist Church. He served as Chairman of the Board of Deacons, a member of the male chorus, Usher Board #2, the Trustee Board, editor of R.O.S. Newsletter, and taught the Adult Bible School Class. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Mitilda Ragland. He leaves to cherish a loving and devoted wife, Grace Lay Ragland, of Chattanooga; a daughter, Candle R. Lockett, of Jonesboro, Ga.; a son, Dave Ragland Jr., of Nashville, Tenn.; brothers, Charles E. (Deborah) Ragland and Andrew (Marva) Ragland; sister, Marilyn Hester, of Chattanooga; sisters-in-law, Mary Lay, of Statham, Ga., and Johnnie Burks, of Athens, Ga.; devoted cousins, Irvin Cousins, Carolyn Jones, Anna Blake and James Cantrell; nieces, Cynthia Lay, Petula Burks, Mealand (Alonzo) Hudgins, Charlene Ragland, Tiffany Hester, Stephanie Johnson and Erica Miyaka Johnes; nephews, Anthony (Avery) Ragland, Antoine Ragland, Andrew Ragland Jr., Austin Ragland and Robert Ragland; godson, Cedric Callins; a host of great-nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held at noon on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at New Monumental Baptist Church with a Musical Tribute to precede at 11:30 a.m. Interment in Lakewood Memory Gardens, East. The family will receive friends and family from 6:307:30 this evening at Rose of Sharon Baptist Church, located at 2001 Blackford St., Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

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