This is from an old issue of "Signs of the Times".
It becomes my sorrowful duty to write the obituary of my little grandson, Jesse Paul Ragan, who was born May 24th, 1924, and died August 10th, 1926, aged 2 years, 2 months and 16 days. This dear little boy was a bright child and all the relatives and friends loved him. He had been afflicted nearly all his life, but seemed to get well, and we all thought he would continue to live, except his dear mother. "Mother" had always thought the Lord had only loaned him to her for but a short time. It pleased the dear Lord to take him from this family here below and put him in the family of immortal glory. We feel sure that this sweet child died in the Lord, and when the trump of God shall sound the body of Jesse Paul shall rise up in the image of the blessed Son of God, who says, "I am the resurrection," and join in with the heavenly host to praise the Lord around his throne. His remains were buried in the graveyard near his home after services by Elder L. H. Hatcher, and the singing of some appropriate songs on the occasion. "Father" (N.G. Ragan), we greatly sympathize with you, on how you do miss his dear form, but just think that he has been taken home, freed from every trial of this life. "Mother" (Katie Ragan), how often have you sat by that little cradle watching your little darling, Jesse Paul. You often realized your dear Lord had loaned him to you for a little while, and so he did, and then took him from you. Your dearest Lord visited his garden, at his appointed time, and gathered his lily, little Jesse Paul, from your bosom of tender love, because he thought it best, though sadindeed to you and to all the family. May God cause you to say, The will of God be done. Children, you have lost a very dear and loving brother, but just think that your loss is his eternal gain. Mother and father, you have fought the battle of life bravely, and have had to give up others of your dear children; you are left to mourn and weep. May God be with the bereaved family, and give them comfort in every need. J.R. Hatcher