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Nancy Blair McIlroy Taylor Ragsdale

February 10, 1951 — March 17, 2023



Nancy "Blair" McIlroy Taylor Ragsdale, 72, of Hensley, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord on March 17, 2023.  She was born February 10, 1951 in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Jeff Blair McIlroy and Nancy Shores McIlroy.

Blair was a life member of the Mabelvale United Methodist Church where she served as the outreach director for over ten years.  She was the most loving and giving person, who never met a stranger.  Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren meant the world to her and she would do anything for them.  Blair enjoyed cooking (which she was fabulous at), playing bridge with her group of friends, and going to the beach.  

Blair leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving husband of over thirty years, Doug Ragsdale; son: Jeff Taylor and wife Katherine; daughter, Melissa Crosby and husband Kevin; son, Douglas B. Ragsdale; grandchildren:  Hannah Crosby, and Shane Ragsdale; great-grandchildren:  Gabe Ragsdale and Myleigh Blanchard; brother, Dick McIlroy and wife Cheri; sister, Nim Barnett and husband Larry; and a host of  neices, nephews and family and friends who love Blair and will miss her forever. 

Memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, March 24, at Mabelvale United Methodist Church, 10500 Woodman St., Mabelvale, Arkansas 72103.

Arrangements entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home.  Online guestbook:


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Friday, March 24, 2023

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Mabelvale United Methodist Church

10500 Woodman St, Little Rock, AR 72103

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