Louise Ragsdale, 88, of Newport departed this life April 21, 2019.  She was born August 30, 1930 to Homer Lee and Curzella (Wilson) Crotts.  She was a member of Holden Avenue Church of Christ.  Mrs. Ragsdale enjoyed sewing, flower and vegetable gardening, and was an excellent cook. 

She was preceded in death by her husband; Gus Ragsdale, brothers; M.G. Crotts, Earl Crotts, H. L. Crotts, and Elvis Crotts, sisters; Lucille Johnston, Maureen Wallace, and Christine Camp.

Her survivors are daughters; Brenda Stegall (Perry) of Newport, Susan Brantley (Bruce) of Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, and step daughter; Sharon Knowles, sisters; Inez Mannon of Bradford, and Joan Crotts of Bishop Hill, Illinois, grandchildren; Tisha Cox, Brooke Brantley Llewellyn, Kali Brantley Orr, Rachael Erin Watson, Joel Watson, great grandchildren; Kennedy Cox, Teagan Cox, Destin Orr, Sonny Crawford, and Colton Llewellyn.

Friends and family may visit from 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019 at the funeral home.

Memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Dillinger Funeral Home Chapel. 

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Children’s Home of Paragould, Arkansas or Alzheimer’s Research.

Arrangements provided by Dillinger Funeral Home.