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5/3/02 - Tyler

Murdered Canton Woman's Friends Ride in her Memory

  For days, Sharon Dejaro Ragland's body was missing.  The only leads, blood in her Canton home and in her ex-husband, Barry Ragland's truck.

   Last weekend, Barry Ragland, was charged with her murder.  Yesterday, medical examiners confirmed a body found burned in Dallas County was a match.  Friday afternoon, Sharon Dejaro Ragland's co-workers at Lone Star Harley Davidson are preparing to ride to Canton for her memorial.

  Sharon's boss and friend, Bennie Latch at Lone Star Harley Davidson, says they've definitely lost one of their family members.

  It's been just over a week since co-workers at Lone Star Harley Davidson in Tyler reported Sharon Dejaro Ragland missing.  Sharon was close with many of her fellow employees, even confided in them she feared her ex-husband.

  Friday night they had to say good-bye to Sharon.  Her Lone Star Harley Davidson family says they are riding to Canton to support Sharon's children and sister.

  "To see something like this happen to somebody as sweet as Sharon is just really a shocker," says Spanky, a biker evangelist.  "She's just really a sweet lady. One of the last things I know of her is she cared about somebody else."

  So the focus wasn't the investigation into Sharon's murder on Friday, but remembering how Sharon listened, loved and will be missed.

  The bikers rode to Canton for the memorial service Friday night at the World of Victory Outreach Center on College Street. The service was private at the family's request.

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