Gayle Yvonne Towers Ragan, of Rossville, GA, died on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at a local hospital from complications of severe pancreatitis.
Gayle graduated from Kirkman Technical High School in Chattanooga. She was a long-time employee of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, working in the membership/billing areas.
She was the daughter of the late Hubert W. and Elvie (Brandon) Towers and the step-daughter of the late Bobby Tucker, Sr.
Survivors are her husband, Keith Ragan and her sister Betty (Pat) Booth.
Gayle had several hobbies. She was well known as an animal lover and was involved in animal rescues - mostly cats. In the past she raised a few exotic birds and finches. In recent years she became an avid reader and had a passion for researching local history. She enjoyed taking care of flowers. All her life she maintained an impressive doll collection.
A private graveside service will be held at Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens in Jasper, TN.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to McKamey Animal Center, 4500 N Access Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37415.
The family will receive friends from 4-6 PM EST on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Rd.