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Bernard Russell "Rags" Ragland

1950 - 2011 Obituary Condolences
Bernard Russell "Rags" Ragland, 61, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2011, in Mescalero. He was born April 15, 1950, in Chillicothe, Ohio, to Russell and Kathleen (Tanner) Ragland.
He retired as a technical sergeant from the United States Air Force after serving in Vietnam, Panama and the Persian Gulf. He was then a wastewater operator for the Mescalero Utility Company and a security guard at the Inn of the Mountain Gods casino.
Survivors include Donna Stern, of Mescalero; his mother Kathleen Ragland; his daughter Amy Ragland, of Alamogordo; sons Donnell McFadden and wife, Sharlayne, of Mescalero, and Daniel McFadden and wife, Eugenia, of Alamosa, Colo.; grandchildren Tehya and Davonte' McFadden, of Mescalero, and Diandra and Dolton McFadden, of Alamosa; two brothers; three sisters; and a special care giver, Josie Fuller, of Alamogordo.
He was predeceased by his father, Russell Ragland.
Memorial services for Bernard Russell "Rags" Ragland will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 2011, at Mescalero Reformed Church, 346 Wardlaw Drive, Mescalero, with Pastor Bob Schut officiating. A reception will follow at the church.
Should friends desire, contributions may be made to Alamogordo Home Care/Hospice.
The Ragland family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the arrangements. Cremation will take place at PCS.
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The McFadden, Stern and Chino families thank the family and friends for all their acts of kindness and support during this time.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from June 20 to July 20, 2011
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