James M. Ragan Jr.
retired funeral director and owner, Lunsford Funeral Home, Cuthbert, Georgia, died October 30, 2022, at age 83. Ragan, a U.S. Army veteran, graduated from John A. Gupton College of Mortuary Science and worked for funeral homes in Macon, Fitzgerald and Griffin before returning to his native Cuthbert. He joined his partner, Elton White, in purchasing Lunsford Funeral Home, where he continued to serve his community until his health required him to reduce his duties about a year ago.
Ragan is survived by sister Mary Iva, two nieces and a nephew.