Betty Cooper Ragar
Funeral Date: 11/3/2011

Obituary:
Betty Cooper Ragar, age 79, of Warren, AR. died Monday October 31, at Bradley County Medical Center. Born April 12, 1932 in Warren, AR. a daughter of the late Carl Cooper and Cassell Parnell Cooper. She was a retired licensed social worker for the Arkansas Department of Human Service with 29 years of service and the Bradley County Medical Center with 17 years of service, a member of Calvary Baptist Church and the widow of James C. Ragar, Jr. who died March 24, 2004. They were united in marriage June 22, 1949. Also, preceding her in death was a son Bob Ragar, brothers Hugh Cooper, Dr. Harold Cooper, sisters Pauline Burks, Catherine Harrod, Lucy Carter and Dorothy Pennington. Survivors are 1 son Jim Ragar and spouse Donna, Hot Springs, AR. 1 daughter Marilyn Raymer and spouse Bob, Sherwood, AR. A daughter in law Pam Ragar, Crestwood, KY. 7 grandchildren, Tony Ragar, Trent Ragar, Kelly Chaloupka, Scott Raymer, Kristin Steelman, John Ragar, Robert Ragar and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were 10:00 a.m. Thursday November 3, at Frazerís Chapel with Rev. Randy Murphy officiating. Linda Barrett was organist and soloist was Kathy Morman. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Trent Ragar, Tony Ragar, Scott Raymer, John Ragar, Robert Ragar, Terry Chaloupka, Jon Steelman and Damon Wilhite. Honorary pallbearers were Shannon Gorman, J.D. Clark, Scott Grice, Greg Morman, Bubba York, Eddie Pope and member of Pauline Sunday School Class. Memorials preferred Calvary Baptist Church; Sturgis and Arch Sts.; Warren, AR. 71671 or Bradley County Medical Center Benevolent Fund; 404 S. Bradley St.; Warren, AR. 71671.

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Name: Suzette Russell
Message: Just to let you all know each of you are in our thoughts & prayers during this difficult time. Sincerely, The Russell Family Eddy Don, Suzette, Mindy & Tillie & Sue Woodard

Name: Bob & Laverne Laster
Message: Family,,We are so sorry ,You all are in our thoughts and prayers..We all loved her,and she will be Greatly missed..Our loss,Heaven gain...

Name: Deb & Cary Marshall
Message: Jim, Marilyn & Family: Ms. Betty was a special person to us, and we are so sorry for your loss! She will never be forgotten, and you are honored to have such a wonderful, loving Mother!

Name: Kaylon & Jimmy Taylor
Message: We are so sorry to hear about Mrs. Betty. Jimmy and I thought alot of Her and Mr. Ragar. Mrs. Betty will be missed greatly.

Name: Tina & David(K.C.) McClain
Message: Mrs. Ragar was one of the nicest people I have ever known or work for. So sorry for your loss. May God bless & help you through this painful & hard time. She's an angel in heaven now with Mr. Ragar & Bob. Your in our thoughts & prayers.

Name: Robin Young
Message: I am so sorry for your loss. I cherish the fact that my family and I were a member of Calvary where we got to know Mrs. Betty. She was very special to us and we will miss her tremendously. She never failed to speak to us each Sunday, and tell my daughter Devyn how much she loved her. What a blessing she was to know! Heaven has truly gained another angel.

Name: Donna Ozment - Raney
Message: I am so sad to hear about Ms. Betty. I worked with her at the hospital for many years and thought so much of her. I will be keeping all of the family in my prayers.

Name: Ronnie and Barbara Higgins
Message: Very sad news, indeed....lovely lovely lady..our thoughts are with the family.

Name: Ricky Green
Message: So sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Name: Paige Stell
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this difficult time. Mrs. Betty was a very special lady. She is loved by many and will be missed by a multitude. I personally will miss her hugs and kind words that were always available when you saw her. I only knew her a few short years, but she left a lasting impression on my heart.

Name: John & Sandy (Ballentine) Gavin
Message: Ms. Betty was such a treasure. We enjoyed her so much at Calvary Church, especially in Rebekah's Circle. I also have many wonderful memories of times with our parents.

Name: Kay Moseley SIMMONS
Message: Your mother was very special - so kind and helpful during times when my parents have been hospitalized in Warren. We attended Hopewell Baptist Church when I was a little girl - your mom, Lucy and Dorothy were teenagers - I can remember them singing together. Then when I 15 I was baptized by her brother, Harold. Very special family - singing together again! I'll be keeping her family in my prayers.

Name: Greg Sneathern
Message: I'm sorry for your loss, your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Maylon Rice
Message: Jim and family: Your mom was a wonderful, caring lady who make many people's lives better. You are all in my prayers.

Name: Becky Rauls
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Mrs. Betty was a wonderful person. She will be greatly missed.

Name: Eddie & Brenda Pope
Message: To all of the Rager family, Ms. Betty was a very special lady and will be very much missed. We loved her deeply. You are in our prayers. God Bless each of you. Eddie & Brenda Pope

Name: Leonard & Sharon Rice
Message: Sharon and I are saddened by the passing of your mother. She indeed lived her life wonderfully and was well loved. She had done so much to elevate the less fortunate that she encountered. We will forever be grateful to have known your mother. All the memories of her will forever be cherished and remembered. She will forever live in the hearts of all that knew her. Your mother truly touched so many lives and will forever be missed

Name: Randy and Beth Peek
Message: sincere sympathy, she was a sweet lady and gave so much to others thru her work and life.

Name: David Petray
Message: You and your family are in our prayers.

Name: Mary Clanton
Message: To the family my sincerest condolences go out to you all. Ms Betty was such a wonderful,caring, and generous lady who always thought of others before herself. She was such an inspiration to everyone who knew her

Name: Kay Robinson
Message: Jim, Marilyn and Family, There is so much I could say about my Ladybug Ms. Betty. The past 3 months have been so special to me as her night time caregiver. We had our laughs and crys each night and she just made my bad day into a good day just by being herself. I truly will miss her as she was a one of a kind first class Lady. I will always cherish our time together. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this difficult time.

Name: Tracy and Monica Nichols
Message: You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Linda St,John
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with you, Ms. Betty was always such an inspiration, a very special lady.

Name: Chris Harrelson
Message: Sorry to hear about Aunt Betty's passing. She will be missed you are all in my prayers!!!

Name: PATSY LYNN-CHAPMAN
Message: MRS. BETTY WAS A BLESSING TO KNOW. SHE WILL BE MISSED

Name: RHONDA SIMMONS
Message: MARILYN, JIM AND FAMILY AUNT BET WAS LIKE A SECOND MOTHER TO ME. WE TALKED AND LAUGHED ALOT. SHE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.

Name: Shirley R. Clanton
Message: Mrs.Ragar was truely a good person who took her job of helping people very seriously.

Name: Charlotte & Willie Laster
Message: Sorry for your loss, it is also a loss for all who knew and loved Mrs. Betty. You are in our prayers.

Name: French & Judy Wynne
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Much love, French & Judy

Name: Johnnie & Levie Angle
Message: A wonderful lady and a great friend to our entire family. Betty will surely be missed by all who knew her.

Name: Leslie Stephens
Message: Mrs. Betty was absolutely one of my MOST FAVORITE people. I got to know her when Mom and I had the stores, and she was always such a joy. I came to love her, and I will miss her so much. Love to all her family---

Name: Wanda Young
Message: I am so sorry for your loss of Ms.Betty,she was such a nice person I learned so much from her after I started doing Discharge Planning at drew.Always had good talks with.Still miss you Donna I have been retired for several yrs now.Wanda

Name: Tammy Hensley
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