Clayton A. Ragsdale, Jr.

Clayton A. Ragsdale, Jr.

Honea Path – Clayton A. Ragsdale, Jr., 93, widower of Eleanor Gilliam Ragsdale, of 16 W. Oak Drive, died Friday, June 26, 2009 at his home.

Born in Anderson County he was a son of the late Clayton Allen and Mabel Bell Ragsdale. He was a member of the Honea Path First Baptist Church. He retired as Postmaster of the Honea Path Post Office.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, World War II, having served as Master Sergeant in Sicily, Italy, North Africa, France, and Germany. He was a former merchant and town councilman for the Town of Honea Path. He was a member and past-president of the Honea Path Lions Club, having been installed as Secretary-Treasure for his 50th year on June 23, 2009. He was former Commander and Adjutant of the American Legion Post #50. He was a member of the Honea Path Cemetery Foundation board of directors.

He is survived by a son, Clayton Allen (Clay) Ragsdale, III of Honea Path. He was pre-deceased by a son, Donald E. (Don) Ragsdale, an infant son, a brother, Francis “Son” Ragsdale, and a sister, Agnes Pearman.

Funeral services will be held at 3 P.M. on Sunday, June 28, 2009 in the Chapel at Pruitt Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Moody, Dr. Booker Bagby, and Rev. Joey Hawkins officiating. Burial will follow in Eastview Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Saturday at Pruitt Funeral Home. The family is at the home. Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be made at

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