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Beloved Cedar Creek Lake community leader dies


David Webb is a veteran journalist who has written for the mainstream and alternative media for three decades. He is now a freelancer who lives in the Cedar Creek Lake area.

Jim Ragsdale, 91,a longtime real estate agent on Cedar Creek Lake, died June 29.

Ragsdale and his wife, Billie Jo, retired to the lake in 1979 and opened their real estate agency. His wife died in 2002.

Ragsdale was a favorite member of the Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, and he regularly attended meetings. He was an active community leader throughout the lake area.

He operated his real estate agency for 35 years.

Ragsdale wrote a book titled "Are You Coming or Going." He liked to say, "don't put off doing tomorrow what you can do today."

His funeral services were held at Eubank Funeral Home July 5, and he was buried in Barry, Texas, at Dresden Cemetery.


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