The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


January 13, 2014

Adrian Ragsdale, 41, of Albemarle, employed by Rusco Fixtures, passed away Jan. 8, 2014

Sunday, January 12, 2014 — Adrian Criston Ragsdale, 41, of Albemarle, died at 3:03 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at his home.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Born Jan. 1, 1973, in Stanly County, he was the son of John Criston Ragsdale of Albemarle and Koni Dixon French of Charlotte; stepmother was Deborah Snyder of Houston, Texas; and stepfather, Jack French of Charlotte.

He was an employee of Rusco Fixtures.

He is survived by his wife, Francesca Melle Ragsdale of Wyomissing, Pa.; three sons, Andrew Ragsdale of Charlotte, Carson Ragsdale of Gastonia and Chandler Ragsdale of Gastonia; a daughter, Mary Cahill of Harrisburg; and two sisters, Ryan Ragsdale of Stanfield and Kelly Ragsdale of Asheville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Ave., Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28207, or Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

Stanly Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements. Please share condolences at


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