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I spotted your message as I live in Marshall County and was at this forum for the first time tonight. I also saw the post advising you about Joanie Ragsdale who I grew up with here in Holly Springs, Mississippi. She does live on the gulf coast but does come home to visit her mother, Jo Ragsdale, the widow of William S. (Billy) Ragsdale who recently passed away. Billy and his older sister, Eleanor Seale Ragsdale Marbury (also deceased and one of my mother's best friends), were the children of Dupree and Fannie Dale Ragsdale who resided here in Holly Springs and owned the Chevrolet dealership here for many years, selling it in the 1970's. Dupree had a brother, the name I cannot remember at this moment, whose wife was a receptionist for Dr. S. P. McClatchy, a general physician here for many years.
I am also familiar with the West family here in this county. Everett Dean West and his children live in the Taska community which is northwest of Holly Springs and north of the Red Banks community. I am acquainted with this family and know that they are an old line family, cousins to the Loftin family which live in the Taska community, and have been in the county for many years. I will try to get you an E-Mail address for one of the West family members.
As to the Ragsdales, I saw Jo Ragsdale this morning but it was before your post. My teenage son also cuts her lawn. I will see what info I can find out as far as contacts for you and E-Mail you. Eleanor Seale's daughter, Martha, now lives in Kentucky and she might have old family information. Martha's brother, Len, who I grew up with, is in England.