Johnnie Lee Ragin, 63, departed this life on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at Palmetto Richland Baptist Hospital, Columbia. Born in Sumter County on October 4, 1948, he was the son of Robert Ragin and Charlotte Garris Ragin. He was educated in the public schools of Sumter County.
He leaves to cherish his memories: two children, Nicole Briggs of Columbia and Leon Ladson of Sumter; one brother, Lester Ragin (Rosa); four sisters, Sarah Robinson, Katie Thompson, Elizabeth Green and Pauline Wilson; eight grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p. m., Thursday, March 1, 2012 from the St. Matthews Baptist Church, 1895 US Highway 521 South, Sumter with the Reverend M. G. Walters, pastor, eulogist.
The family will receive friends at the home of his brother and sister-in-law, Lester and Rosa Ragin, 2890 Drake Street, Brewington Estate, Sumter.
The Remains will be placed in the church at 12:00 noon.
The procession will leave from the home of his brother and sister-in-law at 12:20 p. m.
Floral bearers and Pall bearers will be family and friends.
Burial will follow in the Walker Cemetery, Sumter.