CHARLOTTE - Gloria Maxine Ragin was born on Sept. 12, 1943, in Sumter, and died on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center in Charlotte.

She is survived by her daughter, Hope Alford Summerhill (William Summerhill Jr.); her three grandchildren, Grant, Grayson and Paige, all of Charlotte; her sister, Shirley Ragin Levy (attorney Thomas B. Levy) of Columbia; her brother, Ira "Tex" Ragin of Charlotte; and her sister-in-law, Mildred Jones Ragin.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at noon on Friday at Rolling Hills Country Club in Monroe, North Carolina.

R.O. Levy Home for Funerals, Batesburg-Leesville, is in charge of arrangements.