Bertha Ethelmae Christian Ragan, age 91, of Bristol, Tennessee went to be with the Lord Saturday, July 7, 2018 at her residence.  She was born January 7, 1927 in Church Hill, Tennessee a daughter of the late James and Maude Smith Christian, and she lived most of her life in the Bristol area.  Mrs. Ragan was a member of Paperville United Methodist Church for 74 years.


She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Paul Victor Ragan.  She is survived by her children, Paul Ragan, Jr. and wife Joy, Peggy Vincent and husband William, Johnny Ragan and wife Ellouise, Cathy Lightner, Jeff Ragan and wife Wendy; eighteen grandchildren; several  great grandchildren; sisters, Gladys Carrier and husband Dave, and Mary Alice Vance; brother, Claude Christian; and several nieces and nephews.


There will be a graveside service held 2:00 pm, Tuesday, July 10, 2018 in the Glenwood Cemetery with Pastor John Graves officiating.