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Mabel Hughes Ragsdale

October 4, 1937 — January 24, 2021

Mabel Hughes Ragsdale

Mabel Hughes Ragsdale of Halifax, VA passed away January 24, 2021.  She was born in Halifax County, VA on October 4, 1937 and was 83 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Barry Ben Hughes and the late Ethel Richardson Hughes.


She was a member of First Baptist Church of Millstone.  She dearly loved her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.


Mabel Hughes Ragsdale is survived by:

Her Children

Carol Ann R. Beadles (Tommy) of Halifax

Glenwood Ragsdale, Jr (Beverly) of Halifax


Ellen Powell (Sean), Emily Beadles (Ethan), Erin Beadles, Scarlett R. Powell (Chris), Anna Ragsdale (Dylan), and Jackson Ragsdale (Chloe)

Four Great grandchildren


Elizabeth Whitt of Concord

Eddie Hughes (Frances) of Brookneal

Kate Fisher (Richard) of Brookneal

Ben Hughes (Linda) of South Boston

Jimmy Hughes (Sue) of Turbeville


***Preceded in death by***

Jean Stanley and her husband Sherman and brother-in-law Thomas Whitt, and former husband Glen Ragsdale.


A graveside service will be held Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at First Baptist Church of Millstone with the Rev. Jerry Stanfield officiating. In keeping with CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19, we recommend the wearing of face masks and practice social distancing.


The family will receive friends at 1067 Swain Rd., Halifax, VA.


For memorials, please consider a charity of your choice.


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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Past Services

Graveside Service

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

First Baptist Church of Millstone Cemetery

1080 Millstone Church Trail, Nathalie, VA 24577

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