Betty Jean Smotherman Ragan

Published 5:39 pm Tuesday, November 1, 2022

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Betty Jean Smotherman Ragan, (94), of LaGrange, Georgia went to be with the Lord on Mon. Oct. 31, 2022.

Ms. Ragan was born July 27, 1928 to the late Fred Littleton Smotherman Sr. and Eva McCurdy Smotherman.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Fred Smotherman Jr. and sister, Emily Gay.

She is survived by her son, Ken (Vicki) Ragan, grandson, Logan (Jocelyn) Ragan, granddaughter, Kendra Ragan Haskins and fiancé Glen Strickland; grandson, Blake Stancil; daughter-in-law, Roberta “Berta” Calvert as well as her best friend Mary Lou Dabbs and her beloved cat, Amy.

To know Betty was to love her. She was one of the kindest, most genuine souls you will ever meet. 

She loved life and everyone in it.    

Betty truly lived life to the fullest and enjoyed every moment. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of LaGrange, the Mary Well Thompson Sunday school class and the Azalea Story Telling committee. 

She wrote and directed “The Follies” a church play and helped serve First Methodist Church’s Soup Kitchen and Meals on Wheels.     

She loved hosting “Porch Parties”, loved traveling, loved every animal she came into contact with and going to the “Home Place” to relax and swim. She was always willing to help in any way she could.

Funeral Services will be held 2 P.M. Sat. Nov. 5, 2022 at First United Methodist Church in LaGrange, Georgia. 

The Gathering of Family and Friends will take place from 6 P.M. to 8  P.M. on Fri. Nov. 4, 2022, in the chapel of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary in LaGrange, Georgia.

Flowers are accepted but donations can be made in her honor to the LaGrange Humane Society per her request.

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Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240 (706) 884-8636