Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

John Criston “Cris” Ragsdale

John Criston “Cris” Ragsdale, 65, of Albemarle passed away Saturday, October 6, 2018 at CHS-Stanly.  A memorial service to honor his life was held at 6 PM on Monday, October 8, 2018 in the Stanly Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joe Smith officiating.  The family received friends prior to the service at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care from 5 until 6 PM.

Born January 24, 1953 in Stanly County, NC, he was the son of the late James Franklin “Duck” Ragsdale and Faye Eunice Ballard Ragsdale.  He was a carpenter with Rusco and attended Congregation Christian Church.

Mr. Ragsdale is survived by two daughters, Ryan Ragsdale and Kelly Jasper, both of Stanfield, sisters Toby R. Efird of Albemarle and Janie R. Torrence of North Myrtle Beach, SC, 5 grandchildren Charlotte Jasper, Andrew Ragsdale, Chandler Ragsdale, Carson Ragsdale and Mary Cahill.  He was preceded in death by a son Adrian Ragsdale and a brother Terry Ragsdale.

Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care of Albemarle served the Ragsdale Family.


  • Lori Booth Posted October 9, 2018 3:24 pm

    So sorry for your loss. I knew Terry from horse shows and his daughter, You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Ana Posted October 21, 2018 12:36 pm

    Our deepest and sincerest condolences to the family. Words alone can not ease the pain when grieving the loss of a love one. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. May God give you and your family comfort in your loving memories and in His promise that soon we will never experience losing our loved ones in death and we will be able to see them again once they resurrected as per John 5:28-29. May these words give you a new hope, with deepest sympathy and warmth of heart.

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