Vonda Jean Ragsdale  1931-2022


Services for Vonda Jean Ragsdale, 90, of Alba were held at 10 a.m.,Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, with Dr. Algia Allen and Dr. Richard Allen officiating.

Interment followed in Salem Cemetery.

Ragsdale passed away Friday, May 13, 2022 in Sulphur Springs. She was born Oct. 28, 1931 to Lillie Mae Robbins McCollum and Edgar Raymond McCollum on a small farm near Bellview, ten miles southwest of Alba. She married Walter Ragsdale and lived in the Alba area all her life. Vonda retired as a hairdresser, was a devout Christian, a great cook and was kind and helpful to everyone.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Ragsdale, Sr.; sisters, Frauline Gresham and Dorothy Allen; brother, Raymond McCollum; and grandchild, Wynette Case.  

She is survived by her daughter, Jeanie Craig and her husband Larry; son, Mike Ragsdale and his wife Gloria; son, Walter Ragsdale, Jr. and his wife Mary; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, and in-laws. 

The family received friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at the funeral home.