of Marshall, AR
April 26, 1943 - April 8, 2020
Alice Anne Sillings Ragland, age 76 of Marshall, Arkansas, passed away on April 8, 2020 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. She was born April 26, 1943 to Hudson and Sally Sillings in Montclair, New Jersey.At a few months old, Alice and her parents moved to Middletown, New York where her parents had 10 more children. She attended Saint Thomas of Canterbury School in Cornwall, NY, grades K-8. As a teenager, she went to Cornwall High School and worked at Leary's Ice Cream Stand. She attended Orange County Community College where she graduated with a degree as a. Laboratory Technician in 1966, she married Edgar Louis Ragland. Together, they had five children in New York before they moved to Marshall, Arkansas and had seven more. Alice was a stay at home mom until 1990 when she became a lab technician at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center. She worked there for almost 22 years. Alice was a devout member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Clinton, Ark. where every Sunday she could be found adjusting her hearing aids and telling her grandchildren to sit still. In her retirement, she loved nothing more than being with her family. She could rarely be found at her house, but instead in the homes of all her children helping make dinner or doing the dishes. Her home was always with her, and thus to be near her was to feel at home. To know her was to love her and to be loved. Her love and memories are left with her siblings Sally, Jeannie, Linda, Marilyn, Elizabeth, Janee, Mike, David, and John; her children Patricia Jackson, Gail Smith, Katherine Jackson, Jacqueline Horton, Jeannie Davis, Rebecca Massey, Sally Sutterfield, Susan Baker, Joan Rea, Joseph Ragland, Lisa Ragland, Amanda Cox, and their spouses; grandchildren Jay Jackson, Shane Jackson, Erica Ragland, Aaron Jackson, Ryan Jackson, Ethan Horton, Samantha Ward, Elizabeth Granado, Rebeka Horton, Jonathan Horton, Jessie Davis, Abigail Davis, Jaden Massey, Lauren Massey, Emily Massey, Eliza Massey, Miles Massey, Brittany Sutterfield, Blake Sutterfield, Logan Sutterfield, Dylan Baker, Hannah Baker, Michael Rea, Landon Rea, Jenna Rea, Lance Ragland, Josie Ragland, Hudson Ragland, Haskel Ragland, Makayla Cox, Elle Cox, and Abree Cox; her great-grandchildren Lorelei Smith, Axel Bonds, Maisen Horton, Landon Hort on, Mitchell Horton, Elias Ward, Finnley Massey, Gavin Ladurini, Creek Pierce, Dalton Davis, Emma Davis, Keith Jackson, Ivan Jackson, and Neva Jean Baker; and many nieces and nephews and other family members she adopted along the way. She is rejoicing in Heaven with her husband, her parents, her brother James, and her granddaughter Allison Baker. A private family graveside memorial service will be held at a later date at Grandview Cemetery in Marshall, Arkansas where Alice will be laid to rest beside her husband. The family invites everyone to sign the online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/marshall
I am so sorry for your loss. I met Alice while in Marshall looking at family land (Flora Garrison). My son and I were lost on the road past Grandview Cemetery trying to find the land. We walked for awhile until we came to Alice’s house. We stopped to ask directions and this wonderful woman, Alice, got in the truck and took us to the spot. She and I looked at the land and decided, almost simultaneously, that it would be a great spot for a treehouse. :). She then took us to meet other relatives down the road and gave us some family history. What a wonderful day we had! I immediately felt a connection with Alice and wished that I lived there to see her everyday. Such energy and spirit all reflected in that warm, friendly smile! I was blessed to meet her on that day.
I always thought of Alice as a sister. She was a loving beautiful person and a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. I met her in New York soon After she married Louis. Through the years I remember her sweetness and compassion.may she Rest In Peace.. My love and sympathies to her family.
To all of Alice’s children and grandchildren, we are so sorry for your loss. Aunt Alice was a beautiful soul and we are all going to miss her dearly. She was special to us. I loved and adored her and I am going to miss our visits, and her hugs, and that smile. That smile, it was great wasn’t it? She always wore it. She was the true form of love and kindness. All of you are truly blessed to have had such an amazing mom & grandma. May God wrap his arms around each of you and help heal your broken hearts. Sending my love and prayers to you all.
It doesn’t seem real that she’s gone and it never will to me. She raised beautiful daughters and one son. I look up to every one of my aunts, more than some and grannie Alice. The greasiest thing to do is to be the woman she was and to love, care, and show passion to every child, grandchild, and great grandchild. She always tried to make it to everyone’s birthday and be there for her family, friends, and many others. She had a big heart and smile that will never fade as these years pass by. Never miss a chance to spend more time with your loved ones, for tomorrow is never promised. Grannie Alice is happy, she’s in heaven with Jesus.
Trish, Gail, and all, I want you to know that I love you all and I thought the world of Alice. She was always kind, sweet, and soft spoken. I have never heard anyone say one bad thing against her. Now that is a legacy we should all strive for, she was an amazing woman, and a wonderful role model to all us women. I'm praying for you all and thanking God He gave you such a wonderful blessing as your beautiful mother. Cheryl
Praying for peace and comfort we know she will be greatly missed!
Alice, I admired you deeply and enjoyed your love of family so. What an inspiration to us all! We will miss you dreadfully but know you are with your loved ones and we will see you again one day. Prayers for your family and my deepest condolences.
Praying for comfort for you all. God bless and keep you all safe.
I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s so hard to lose your mama. She loved you all and was so proud of each of you. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. ❤️
We are very sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Alice will be missed very much. Carl and I worked with her for many years. Sending prayers for all her family.Carl and Wanda Hoppis
Ms Alice was the sweetest. Her smile shined so bright. I will miss seeing her, she was a lovely lady.
Rest In Peace Miss Alice. You raised a good daughter and excellent nurse, Sally Sutterfield. You will be missed.
We met Alice when we welcomed her grandson Shane Jackson into our family. Although our friendship was brief, we saw how much her family meant to her and her love for them was evident in the way she lived. May she always be loved, remembered, and treasured. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family as we pray for peace and comfort during this time of loss.
We truly enjoyed meeting and spending time with Ms. Alice during the December wedding festivities of Courtney and Shane. She was spry, congenial and warm. . We send our heartfelt condolences to her family and close friends.The Craft and Sivils Families(Alma, AR)
My thoughts and prayer goes out to the family. Ms. Alice was a very special caring lady. Ms. Alice had a heart of Gold that loved her children.
Trish: I am so glad you guys put the video together. What a wonderful gift of motherhood all of you experienced. I'd wish that experience for every child. God bless all of you.
Granny Alice was an amazing grandmother and she will be missed dearly. Heaven was blessed with a beautiful, kind, loving angel.
My heart goes out to each one of you. Alice was a very special lady. She knew no strangers. She was always willing to talk to anyone. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. My thoughts and prayers are with each one of you.
I didn't know Alice very long, but long enough to get to really liking her. We've had some really good conversations while her car was being serviced. A fine lady.
Condolensces to the Ragland family. May God give you peace during this time.
You where a great woman had the most beautiful kids. Will miss seeing you around at McDonald's.
So sorry for all the family, Alice will be missed, praying for peace for her family. Cherish all those memories and remember her great smile she always had and remember how much she loved each of you
So sorry to hear of Alice’s passing. Prayers for all her family and many friends.
Aunt Alice was a beautiful lady inside and out. God truly blessed each of you with a beautiful mom or Granny Alice. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God bless. Love each and everyone of you.
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Miss you. Never forget you.
My condolences to all the Ragland family. Ms. Alice was a wonderful lady!
So sorry for your lost. She was a sweet person always friendly. Prayers for the family
The family has my prayers & condolences
So sorry to hear about Alice. She will be missed.
Prayers for her family. God bless each one and provide you peace and comfort.
So sorry for your loss. I have admired Alice for years and considered her a friend. She was a wonderful example of a good woman and loving mother to all her children.
I am praying for you all.She will be greatly missed!
This really saddens us. Great lady and good friend who knew how to hold it all together. R.I.P. Alice. Don and Uralene
Alice was always smiling. She was such a sweet soul. Prayers for comfort for the family. She will be greatly missed. Heaven gained another angel.
I loved visiting with Alice. Loved her sweet Spirit. Hard to believe she has passed, but we are all going that way. But we have a great promise of eternal life. Love all you sweet daughters. Such fine girls.
I will miss you Aunt Alice. Thank you for all the wonderful memories that I will cherish forever. You are forever loved.Love, Jenny
Praying for peace and comfort. Alice was always a strong and loving person. God Bless you all.
Sorry to hear that Alice has passed, she was such a sweet lady, praying for all of your family
She will be missed.....
Hannah, James, and family: so sorry for your loss. May god give you strength,peace,and love during this time.