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Robert “Earl” Stephens

April 22, 1943 ~ September 17, 2020

Services will be held: September 20, 2020

Lisa Penny Taylor

June 30, 1951 ~ September 15, 2020

Services will be held:

Archie Cairns Miller

October 28, 1930 ~ September 15, 2020

Services will be held:

MSgt. Roger Lee Teasley, USAF (Ret.)

February 8, 1949 ~ August 27, 2020

Services will be held: September 18, 2020

James Keith Partin

April 11, 1957 ~ September 15, 2020

Services will be held:

Rosemarie Perrotta

July 15, 1940 ~ September 14, 2020

Services will be held: September 21, 2020

Gerald Owen Patterson

October 2, 1940 ~ September 10, 2020

Services will be held: September 15, 2020

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Willard Ray Owen

October 8, 1934 ~ September 13, 2020

Services will be held:

Chris Ragland

December 20, 1967 ~ September 5, 2020

Fuquay-Varina- John “Chris” Christopher Ragland, 52, went to be with his Lord and Savior on September 5, 2020. He was born in Wake County to Bobby Ragland and Becky Barnhill. He attended Fuquay-Varina High School. After graduating, he served in the Army and the North Carolina National Guard.
Chris was an experienced carpenter for more that 30 years. He was passionate about hunting and fishing. He loved his children and enjoyed mentoring them and giving them advice.

A celebration of life will be held Sunday, September 13, 2020 from 3 PM to 6 PM at 210 Long St. Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526.

Chris is survived by his children, Isaac Ragland, Brinkley Ragland and fiancé, Andrew, Celeste Ragland, Parrish Lawrence and husband, Malachi, Carissa Dickens and husband, Daniel; grandchildren, Dalton Gardner, Vayda Rae Gardner, Siler Gardner and Preston Dickens. He is also survived by his mother, Becky Barnhill; father, Bobby Ragland and wife, Boots; sister, Kasey Cady, brother, Troy Ragland and wife, Heather; nephew, Drew Cady; niece, McKenzie Brobson and a special aunt, Deborah McFadyen.

Chris was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jay and Ethel Barnhill, Hayes and Maggie Lee Ragland.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sparta Lions Club PO Box 1002 Sparta, NC 28675.



September 13, 2020

3:00-6:00 PM

A Celebration of Life
210 Long St. Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526


  1. Darrell MORTON

    Many memories growing up together. Prayers to your entire family.

  2. Terina Rudd

    Mrs. Ragland,
    I am so sorry for your loss. There is no pain or emptiness like the loss of a spouse. You will be in my heart and prayers.
    Terina Rudd

  3. Sybil the Clown

    I lmew Chris when we were Kids and have alot of Fun Memories playing games in the Church yard We thought alot if him and his parents He will Truly be missed Prayers to His Parents ,Kids and Family

  4. George and Glenda DuCote

    So Sorry. May God give all of you strength during this time of great loss.

  5. Lugene Bradley

    So many good memories of Chris. Living in Holly Springs we would all get together and play baseball in my yard, go sledding on the hill when it snowed. We were all a close knit group. Chris was a good man and he will be missed. Prayers for comfort and strength for his whole family.

  6. LeeBo Russell

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers to the entire family. Many great memories of me & Chris growing up together. Chris will be missed. LeeBo Russell

  7. Kim Proctor-Woodlief

    My prayers are with you.

  8. Amanda Lowrance

    With a heavy heart I am so very sorry for your loss, your family will be in prayers. My mom and I were so blessed to know the Ragland family and the love Chris gave to everyone he knew was a blessing. God gained another angel today, you will all be in my prayers, sending lots of love your way.

  9. Bryson Johnson

    I am sorry for your loss. I met Chris when his company came and did work at our business. He seemed like such a nice man, and we spoke about his health issues. Please accept my condolences from the Johnson Family.

  10. Mary Lawrence

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know Chris k we how much he was loved and cherished. Prayers for comfort for all during this difficult time.

  11. Lynn Boger

    Sending prayers and so very sorry for your loss. Went to high school with Chris.

  12. Susan Chappell Elliott-Rook

    I remember Chris from our childhood. He was always such a nice guy even back then. I am so sorry for your loss. And Ms. Becky and Bobby there is nothing so painful as loosing a child (grown or not). Special prayers for you both, and for Chris’ children loosing a dad is rough as well. I will be praying for all of you. May God grant you peace during this hard time. God bless you all.

  13. Ashley McKenzie Pittman

    Sending prayers for the family God will comfort you gave you peace the Pittman family

  14. Carlotta Davis Best

    You were my buddy in hifh school. Lot of good memories.

  15. Angela Balderas- Beckwith

    My most sincere condolences to Chris,his family and friends 🙏! I’ll always remember Chris’s quiet demeanor and friendly personality during our school years. RIP my friend 🙏!

  16. Fern S Wilcox

    So sorry to learn this. Prayers for all.

  17. Chuck Dixon

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Chris was like a brother from another mother! I’m going to miss our good times laughing and joking! You taught me a lot about construction and building! You will truly be missed!

  18. Chuck Dixon

    Sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with the family!Chris was like a brother from another mother! I’m going to miss the good times we had laughing and joking,. You taught me a lot about building and carpentry and for that I’m Thankful! You will truly be missed!

    Rest Easy My Friend,
    Chuck Dixon

  19. Carolyn Walton

    My thoughts and prayers for your family. So sorry for your loss. I know he will be missed by his family and friends.

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