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Antonio M. "Tony" Spraggins, Sr.

Antonio M. "Tony" Spraggins, Sr., 22, of Elyria, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, January 5, 2014. He was born November 23, 1991 in Elyria.

Antonio was a graduate of Elyria High School, class of 2010. He enjoyed playing cards, dominoes, casinos, cooking and spending time with his children.

Mr. Spraggins is survived by his daughter, Ramiyah Spraggins; son, Antonio M. Spraggins, Jr. of Elyria; mother, Aretha S. Spraggins of New Whiteland, Indiana; father, Tony O. Carter, Sr. of Elyria; siblings, Diontay Spraggins of Elyria, Diara Moody of Elyria, Vanetta Blackwell (Thad) of Winchester, Tennessee, Karla Robinson of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Antwan Carter (Krista) of Elyria, Candis Williams of Elyria, Antionette Howze (Nate) of Elyria, Siarres Noble of Elyria, Tony O. Carter, Jr. of Elyria, Rolando Carter of Elyria; maternal grandfather, Darnell Spraggins, Sr. of Elyria; paternal grandmother, Mary E. Hill; maternal great grandmother, Mary Smith of Elyria.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Alijah Noble; grandmother, Birtie Spraggins; maternal great grandfather, Earl Smith, Sr.; maternal great grandfather, Rev. Cornelius Spraggins; great grandmother, Lucy Spraggins; aunt, Jacqueline Hill; and uncle, Tony Smith.

Friends may call 4 to 8 P.M., Sunday, January 12, 2014 at Busch Funeral Home, 114 Second Street, Elyria and 10 to 11 A.M., Monday, January 13, 2014 at New Bethel Primitive Baptist Church, 3880 Dayton Avenue, Lorain. Funeral service will begin at 11 A.M. at the church. Pastor Tyrone Holley will officiate. Interment will be in Brookdale Cemetery, Elyria.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Spraggins family, c/o Busch Funeral Home.

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