Dennis Wayne Bagwell

M, b. 27 December 1963, d. 17 February 2005
     Dennis Wayne Bagwell was born on 27 December 1963 in Denver, Denver County, Colorado. He was the son of Alan Floyd Bagwell and Lola Leona McBee. Dennis Wayne Bagwell married Maria L. Vargas on 4 June 1981 at Hidalgo County, Texas. Dennis Wayne Bagwell married Elizabeth S. Sanders on 18 November 1989 at Harrison County, Texas. Dennis Wayne Bagwell and an unknown person were divorced on 19 May 1994 at Harrison County, Texas. He died on 17 February 2005 in Huntsville, Walker County, Texas, at age 41


Dennis Wayne Bagwell was executed for the September 20, 1995, murders of his mother Leona McBee, age 47; Leona's daughter and his half-sister, Libby Best, age 24; Libby's daughter Reba Best, age 4; and Tassy Boone, age 14, another of Leona's grandaughters, in rural Wilson County TX after Leona refused to loan him money.

Bagwell was sentenced to life in prison for the September 5, 1995, murder of George Newman Barry, the janitor at a bar in Seguin TX. He was tried for this murder after he received the death sentence for the later murders.

Bagwell had been paroled in May 1995 after serving 13 years of an 18-year prison sentence in 1982 for attempted capital murder during a robbery in Hidalgo County TX.

Summary:
Bagwell and his girlfriend, Victoria Wolford, lived in a small travel trailer which Bagwell had parked on property of his mother, Leona McBee, and stepfather, Ron Boone.

About two weeks before the killings, McBee asked Bagwell and Wolford to stop living on the property. Bagwell and Wolford then moved in with friends in San Antonio.

According to the testimony of Wolford, she and Bagwell returned to his mother’s house to borrow money. Wolford retired to the travel trailer because she had a headache.

A short time later, Bagwell walked over to the travel trailer and told Wolford that his mother would only give him $20. Bagwell then went back into McBee’s house. Wolford stood outside the travel trailer.

Through the window, Wolford saw Bagwell strike McBee, then heard screams and two popping noises.

Later, Bagwell took some towels and wetted them with a water hose. He wiped off a hammer and told Wolford he was going to go wipe off fingerprints and make the crime look like a robbery and rape of Tassy Boone.

The four bodies were discovered by Ronald Boone when he came home from work.

Leona McBee, 47, had been beaten and strangled, and her neck was broken. Libby Best, 24, had been shot twice in the head. Tassy Boone, 14, had been beaten, strangled, and sexually assaulted. Her neck was also broken. Reba Best, 4, had been beaten, and her skull was crushed.


He was cremated.

Frances M. Helen

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     Frances M. Helen married Dennis Thurn Bagwell, son of Thurn Woodfin Bagwell and Patricia Thelma McCombs, on 11 November 1969 at Madison County, Texas. Frances M. Helen and Dennis Thurn Bagwell were divorced on 9 February 1970 at Leon County, Texas.

(?) Pratt

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     (?) Pratt married Belinda Jane Bagwell, daughter of Blaine Greentown Bagwell and Bonnie G. Redinbaugh, after 1968.

Hal Gray Higgins

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     Hal Gray Higgins married Belinda Jane Bagwell, daughter of Blaine Greentown Bagwell and Bonnie G. Redinbaugh, on 19 August 1967 at Greentown, Howard County, Indiana.

Karen Lucille Harris

F, b. 24 August 1941, d. 4 April 2014
     Karen Lucille Harris was born on 24 August 1941 in Battle Creek, Iowa. As of 6 November 1960,her married name was Bagwell. She married Brent Alan Bagwell, son of Blaine Greentown Bagwell and Bonnie G. Redinbaugh, on 6 November 1960. Karen Lucille Harris and Brent Alan Bagwell were divorced on 18 September 1968 at Chambers, Texas. Karen Lucille Harris died on 4 April 2014 in Whiting, Jackson County, Kansas, at age 72. She was buried at Larkinburg Cemetery, Jackson County, Kansas.

Children of Karen Lucille Harris and Brent Alan Bagwell

Patricia A. Berry

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     As of 2 November 1970,her married name was Bagwell. Patricia A. Berry married Brent Alan Bagwell, son of Blaine Greentown Bagwell and Bonnie G. Redinbaugh, on 2 November 1970 at Chambers, Texas.

Alice Faye Bagwell

F, b. 6 January 1971, d. 1 March 1991
     Alice Faye Bagwell was born on 6 January 1971 in Hardin County, Texas. She was the daughter of Brent Alan Bagwell and Virginia Lea Proctor. Alice Faye Bagwell died on 1 March 1991 in Jefferson County, Texas, at age 20. She was buried at Fairview Cemetery, Winnie, Chambers County, Texas.

Child of Alice Faye Bagwell

Kurtis L. Bagwell

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     Kurtis L. Bagwell is the son of Brent Alan Bagwell and Karen Lucille Harris. Kurtis L. Bagwell married Laure R. Russell on 15 August 1980 at Jefferson County, Texas. Kurtis L. Bagwell and Laure R. Russell were divorced on 15 July 1982 at Jefferson County, Texas.

Eric Bagwell

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     Eric Bagwell is the son of Brent Alan Bagwell.

Blaine Bagwell

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     Blaine Bagwell is the son of Brent Alan Bagwell and Karen Lucille Harris.

Kelly Bagwell

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     Kelly Bagwell is the daughter of Brent Alan Bagwell. Kelly Bagwell married (?) Weisse after 1991.

(?) Weisse

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     (?) Weisse married Kelly Bagwell, daughter of Brent Alan Bagwell, after 1991.

Brittney Nicole Bagwell

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     Brittney Nicole Bagwell is the daughter of Alice Faye Bagwell.

Virginia Lea Proctor

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     Virginia Lea Proctor married Brent Alan Bagwell, son of Blaine Greentown Bagwell and Bonnie G. Redinbaugh, before 6 January 1971.

Child of Virginia Lea Proctor and Brent Alan Bagwell

Laure R. Russell

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     Laure R. Russell married Kurtis L. Bagwell, son of Brent Alan Bagwell and Karen Lucille Harris, on 15 August 1980 at Jefferson County, Texas. Laure R. Russell and Kurtis L. Bagwell were divorced on 15 July 1982 at Jefferson County, Texas.

Gerald Wayne Bagwell

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     Gerald Wayne Bagwell is the son of Leonard Mitchell Bagwell and Opal Estelle McFarling.

Willyse Gertrude Barnwell

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     Willyse Gertrude Barnwell married Buddy Wayne Bagwell, son of Bud Glazener Bagwell and Lettie Mae Fowler, on 25 November 1958 at Henderson County, North Carolina.

James Mitchell Bagwell Jr.

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     James Mitchell Bagwell Jr. is the son of James Mitchell Bagwell and Ruthie Pearl Wallace.

Cheryl Bagwell

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     Cheryl Bagwell is the daughter of James Mitchell Bagwell and Ruthie Pearl Wallace.

Theresa Bagwell

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     Theresa Bagwell is the daughter of James Mitchell Bagwell and Ruthie Pearl Wallace.

Margaret Bagwell

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     Margaret Bagwell is the daughter of James Mitchell Bagwell and Ruthie Pearl Wallace.

Betty Jo Bagwell

F, b. 10 June 1935, d. 30 May 2017
     Betty Jo Bagwell was born on 10 June 1935 in Sour Lake, Hardin County, Texas. She was the daughter of Leonard Mitchell Bagwell and Opal Estelle McFarling. As of after 1953,her married name was McClusky. Betty Jo Bagwell married Elmer Eugene McClusky after 1953. Betty Jo Bagwell died on 30 May 2017 in Texas at age 81

Betty Jo McClusky
June 10, 1935 - May 30, 2017

Betty J. McClusky, 81, of Silsbee, died Tuesday, May 30, 2017. She was born on June 10, 1935, in Sour Lake, to Estelle McFarling Bagwell and Leonard Mitchell Bagwell.



Survivors include her husband, Eugene McClusky; son, Kevin McClusky and his wife, Gayle, of Silsbee; and daughters, Gay Tatom and her husband, Jerry, of Western Grove, Arkansas; and Denise Strother and her husband, Harland, Kountze; grandchildren, Heather Nelson of Edgemont Arkansas; Judd and Cindy Tatom of Bellefonte, Arkansas; Matt McClusky and his wife, Lynnsey, and Andrew McClusky and his wife, Brittany, all of Silsbee; Josh Strother and his wife, Allison, of Haslet; and Joscelyn Adams and her husband, Bryan, of Newton; great-granddaughters, Corinne Strother, Leila Grace Strother, and Kenedy McClusky; and brother, Gerald Bagwell and his wife, Nan, of Raywood. She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, James Bagwell; and sister, Mary Tulley.



A gathering of Mrs. McClusky’s family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, June 2, 2017, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. Her funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Broussard’s, with her interment to follow at Pineridge Cemetery, Sour Lake.


She was buried at Pine Ridge Cemetery, Sour Lake, Hardin County, Texas.

Elmer Eugene McClusky

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     Elmer Eugene McClusky married Betty Jo Bagwell, daughter of Leonard Mitchell Bagwell and Opal Estelle McFarling, after 1953.

Mary Louise Bagwell

F, b. 24 February 1945, d. 12 September 2005
     Mary Louise Bagwell was born on 24 February 1945. She was the daughter of Leonard Mitchell Bagwell and Opal Estelle McFarling. As of after 1960,her married name was Tulley. Mary Louise Bagwell married Thomas Wendell Tulley after 1960. Mary Louise Bagwell died on 12 September 2005 in Liberty County, Texas, at age 60. She was buried at Guedry Cemetery, Batson, Hardin County, Texas.

Thomas Wendell Tulley

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     Thomas Wendell Tulley married Mary Louise Bagwell, daughter of Leonard Mitchell Bagwell and Opal Estelle McFarling, after 1960.

Jewel Benton Gaskin

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     Jewel Benton Gaskin married Clara Mae Bagwell, daughter of Mitchell Hughes Bagwell and Martha Carolyn Howell, on 2 September 1990 at Jefferson County, Texas.

Charles Allen Lamberth

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     Charles Allen Lamberth married Clara Mae Bagwell, daughter of Mitchell Hughes Bagwell and Martha Carolyn Howell, in 1940.

Bertral (?)

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     Bertral (?) married Stancil Alfred Bagwell, son of Lester Alfred Bagwell and Sina Faye Fitzhugh, before 1957.

Children of Bertral (?) and Stancil Alfred Bagwell

Bobbie Lynn Bagwell

F, b. 15 April 1958, d. 16 May 2020
     Bobbie Lynn Bagwell was born on 15 April 1958 in Havre de Grace, Maryland. She was the daughter of Stancil Alfred Bagwell and Bertral (?) Bobbie Lynn Bagwell died on 16 May 2020 at age 62


Passed away on May 16, 2020. She was born on April 15, 1958 in Havre de Grace, Maryland to Stancil and Bertral Bagwell. As a young woman, she was very involved in the 4-H and the Manassa Saddle Club. Bobbie was a lifetime member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She was the Church Librarian for many years, she was also an active member of the Celebration Committee. She worked for 24 years at Friday Health and she truly loved her job and treasured her co-workers. Bobbie loved animals, especially dogs and horses, fishing in the mountains, spending time with her parents and her friends and family, she loved to read and creating beautiful stained glass artwork. She enjoyed decorating for Halloween. She will always be remembered by the family around Christmas time when they partake of the family tradition of hamburgers and eggnog.

Bobbie is survived by her parents, Stancil and Bertral Bagwell of Manassa as well as her brothers Scott Bagwell and Carl Bagwell both of Manassa. As well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Bobbie was especially fond of her nephew Gerald Bagwell also of Manassa.

She was preceded in death by paternal grandparents Lester and Faye Bagwell and maternal grandparents Berton and Vidella DePriest, and brother Stancil Bagwell, Jr.



She was buried at New Manassa Cemetery, Manassa, Conejos County, Colorado.

Carl Bagwell

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     Carl Bagwell is the son of Stancil Alfred Bagwell and Bertral (?)