Ethel Mae (Ragsdale) Harris

<strong>Ethel Mae (Ragsdale) Harris, 80, of Vienna and formerly of Makanda, died at 5:55AM on Monday, November 12, 2012 at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.</strong>

<strong>She was born on March 29, 1932 in Makanda the daughter of Calvin and Ada (Darnell) Ragsdale.</strong>

<strong>She was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church in Makanda.  In addition to being a loving mother and homemaker she had also worked as a CNA in home health care and before that in hotel housekeeping, she also loved her pets and flowers.  </strong>

<strong>She is survived by her 2  sons, Johnny Harris of Plantation, FL and Steven Harris of Palm Springs, CA; 3 daughters, Linda Volentine of Rye, CO, Sandy Steep of Rio, WVA and Janice Ralls of Dongola; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; nieces, nephews and other relatives.</strong>

<strong>She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sons, Danny and Larry; 6 brothers, Jim, George, Robert, Lawrence, Van and Leroy Ragsdale; 2 sisters, Elizabeth Yow and Marie Ragsdale.</strong>

<strong>Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 10-12PM at Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro.</strong>

<strong>Graveside services will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Makanda at12:30PM on Thursday, November 15, 2012 with Rev. Earl McKenzie officiating.  Interment will immediately follow.</strong>

<strong>To leave online condolences visit <a href="http://www.crainsonline.com/">www.crainsonline.com</a></strong>


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