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Carol Hadden Ragland

Carol Hadden Ragland, 80, died Thursday, September 16, 2021, at her daughter’s home in North Middletown, KY, surrounded by her four daughters and precious granddaughter.

She was born October 7, 1940, in Lexington, KY, to the late Roland D. and Helen Collins Hadden. She was raised with 3 brothers (Jerry, Thomas, Richard) and one sister (Linda).

Carol and William Ragland were married on May 31, 1959, at the Central Baptist Church in Paris, KY, and had four daughters, 10 grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Carol was a homemaker and loved her job as wife and mother.

She graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1989, with a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture and began her Master’s degree in Special Education. She was employed as a certified job trainer for disabled children, working in the Scott County School system. She loved farming, gardening, animals of all kinds, music, sewing, crafting, and most importantly serving Jehovah though witnessing and teaching. Carol was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Paris, KY, where she served as a Pioneer.

She is survived by four daughters, Jeannette Allen-Banta (Dudley Banta), Katherine Lumley, Lorenda (Jeff) Griffin and Malinda (Tony) Clampitt; ten grandchildren: Shane (Sarah) McHatton, Timothy McHatton, Oliver McHatton, Preston Lumley, Keira Lumley, Eliana Griffin, Jayden Griffin, Kevon Griffin, Tonya Clampitt and William Clampitt; three great grandchildren, Izabelle McHatton, Maya McHatton and Marcus McHatton; two brothers, Thomas (Katie) Hadden and Richard (Paulette) Hadden; one sister, Linda Linville and several nieces, nephews and cousins, and cherished friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one grandson, Laurence Griffin and one brother, Jerry Hadden.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 25, 2021, at the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main St., Paris, KY, by Kevin Lambert. Burial will follow in the Prescott Cemetery, North Middletown, KY.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m., Saturday, September 25, 2021, until the hour of service at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Tom Hadden, Rick Hadden, Darren Linville, Jeff Griffin, Jayden Griffin, Preston Lumley, William Clampitt and Ian Haight.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Clampitt and Cody Lambert.

Services can be viewed on Zoom. The info to log in is: Meeting ID: 2240278749 Password: 246810

The family asks that masks are to be worn by all attending the visitation and funeral service.

The funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main St., Paris, KY.

The online guestbook is at and a 24 hour funeral information line can be reached by calling 859-987-4387.

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