Associate of Arts with honors, Middle Georgia College, 1974; AS with honors, Middle Georgia College, 1975; Bachelor of Science in English Education summa cum laude, Columbus College, 1979.
English teacher, Beechwood Academy, Marshallville, Georgia, 1974-1977;
English teacher, Baker Academy, Hawkinsville, 1979-1984;
English/special education teacher, Hawkinsville High School, since 1985. Chairman English department Baker Academy, 1979-1984. Chairman special education department Hawkinsville H.S., since 1987.
Sponsor Beta Club, Hawkinsville, 1979-1984, Academy Bowl, 1979-1984, Students Against Drunk Driving, since 1986, Future Georgia Educators, since 1995.
Campaign manager Pulaski County Sheriff, Hawkinsville, 1980, 84, 92, 96, 2004, Pulaski County Commissioner, 1988, Governor Sonny Perdue, 2002. Grand Old Party chairman for Pulaski County, Georgia, 2003-2005. Appointed by governor Perdue to Georgia Rural Development Council, since 2003.
Member committee American Heart Association, Hawkinsville, 1985-1988, American Cancer Society, 1990. Volunteer Habitat for Humanity, Americus, Georgia, since 1996. Member National Council Teachers English, Professional Association Georgia Educators, Delta Kappa Gamma., Phi Kappa Phi.
Married Charles Cecil Becham, December 10, 1955 (deceased 1984). Children: Debra B. Johnson, Tammy B. Watson, Timothy M. Married William Leon Ragan Junior, November 22, 1986.