Bettie Ragan Case

April 27, 1926 - April 19, 2015
Bettie Ragan Case

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Bettie Ragan Case, 88, of Hendersonville passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015.

Born in Knoxville, TN, she was a daughter of the late William Naugher and Clevo Atchley. Bettie was also preceded in death by her husbands, Jack Crawford Ragan and Winford Case; brother, William Alonzo Naugher, Jr.; and sister-in-law, Mary Henderson Naugher, both of Knoxville.

She resided in Henderson County for 50 years and retired from First Citizens Bank as a branch manager after 17 yearsí service. Bettie was a member of Mud Creek Baptist Church and a former Sunday School teacher. In addition to being a member of the Eastern Star of Knoxville, the Forest Womenís Club and the Pink Ladies of Pardee Memorial Hospital, she was also an avid bridge player, excellent seamstress and talented Southern cook.

Bettie embodied the ideal Southern genteel woman. She loved the Lord and lived her life as a shining example of a Christian heart. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend whose presence will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her loving family, her daughter, Martha Ragan Huggins and husband, Mace; granddaughter, Ragan Huggins Ward and husband, Sean; grandson, Jack Fleming Huggins and wife, Elena; great-grandchildren, Mason Sean Ward, Kennedy Ragan Ward, Amelia Ragan Huggins, and Zara Katherine Huggins.

A funeral service will be held at 4 PM Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at Mud Creek Baptist Church. The Reverend Greg Mathis will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be private at Clarks Grove Cemetery in Maryville, TN.

Memorials may be made to the WNC Chapter of Alzheimerís Association, 31 College Place Ste. D320, Asheville, NC 28801, or to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.

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  • April 20, 2015
    Casey & Stacey Pace says:
    We are so sorry for your loss! Praying for your family!

  • April 21, 2015
    Donna Russell says:
    Martha and family - you all are in my prayers. My mom & dad will be praying for you as well.

  • April 21, 2015
    Paula Brown says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with you

  • April 21, 2015
    Ellen Edney Reed says:
    Blessed are they that mour For they shall be Comforted.

  • April 21, 2015
    Herb Falk says:
    Bettie was a good neighbor and a good friend for many years at Laurelwood. My heartfelt sympathy.