Ben Richard Ragan, 44, of Hayti, Mo., died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, in Hayti.
Born Feb. 1, 1960, in Hayti, son of the late Jimmy and Dora Allen Ragan, he was employed at Break Time. He was of the Pentecostal faith.
On August, 4, 1993, in Pascola, Mo., he married Laura Marie Terrett, who survives.
Survivors also include six children, Brenda Conley and Robert Terrett of Florida, Evonne England and William Gee of Hayti, Felisha Weaver of Tennessee and Denise Gee of Kennett; three brothers, Henry Ragan of Caruthersville, Mo., Billy Ragan of Hayti and Leroy Ragan of Malden, Mo.; one sister, Mary Francis Mathis, of Malden and 14 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, John Ernest, Robert Lee and James Franklin Ragan and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 3, 2005 at the John W. German Funeral Home in Hayti with Rev. Boyd Wicker officiating.
Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Hayti.