James Sylvester Ragland, "Dickie", 78, of Louisa, passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at University of Virginia Medical Center. He was born on July 19, 1941, in Louisa County, the son of the late Lee Ragland and Rosa B. Johnson. He was a member of Foster Creek Baptist Church, Louisa, Va. James was preceded in death by two brothers, Roy Lee Ragland and George T. Ragland; two sisters, Iris Athey and Dorothy Cromwell; and a granddaughter, Denise Grooms. He leaves to cherish his memory a son, James Grooms and his wife, Benita; one granddaughter, Christen of Palmyra, Va.; four brothers, Owen Ragland (Jesteane) of Chesterfield, Va., MacArthur (Virginia), Herbert and Charles Ragland, all of Louisa; two sisters, Lucille Johnson (George) and Audrey Scott (Earl), all of Louisa; one sister-in-law, Dora Louise Ragland; one aunt, Lorraine Johnson. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. James "Dickie" touched so many hearts of people around him during his journey of life. He will be missed by everyone. Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 5, 2020, at Foster Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael Crawley officiating. Interment will follow in the Ragland Family Cemetery. D.D. Watson Mortician, Inc., Louisa, is handling the arrangements. Condolences maybe offered to the family at www.ddwatsonlouisa.com.
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