Thelma Faye Bagwell

F, b. 16 July 1910, d. 26 June 1998
     Thelma Faye Bagwell was born on 16 July 1910 in Arkansas. She was the daughter of Seaborn Franklin Bagwell and Cora Walker. As of 23 April 1942,her married name was Fuller. Thelma Faye Bagwell married Jack Fuller on 23 April 1942. Thelma Faye Bagwell died on 26 June 1998 in Hemet, California, at age 87. She was cremated ; Cremains scattered in the Rose Garden.

Jack Fuller

M, b. 3 February 1903, d. 13 March 1980
     Jack Fuller was born on 3 February 1903. He married Thelma Faye Bagwell, daughter of Seaborn Franklin Bagwell and Cora Walker, on 23 April 1942. Jack Fuller died on 13 March 1980 in Hemet, Riverside County, California, at age 77.

Mary Anna (?)

F, b. 11 May 1924, d. 29 March 1987
     Mary Anna (?) was born on 11 May 1924. As of before 1945,her married name was Bagwell. She married Elmer Ray Bagwell, son of Seaborn Franklin Bagwell and Cora Walker, before 1945. Mary Anna (?) died on 29 March 1987 in Midland, California, at age 62. She was buried at Fairview Cemetery, Midland, Midland County, Texas.

Sonja Marvene Younger

F, b. 2 December 1922, d. 2 February 2007
     Sonja Marvene Younger was born on 2 December 1922 in St. James, Stone County, Arkansas. As of 16 November 1942,her married name was Bagwell. She married Elmer Ray Bagwell, son of Seaborn Franklin Bagwell and Cora Walker, on 16 November 1942. Sonja Marvene Younger died on 2 February 2007 in Midland, Midland County, Texas, at age 84 Sonja Marvene Manning of Midland went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 2, 2007.

She was born on December 2, 1922 in Saint James, Arkansas to Cora Greenway and Stanley Younger.

It was in Arkansas that she got her education, married and had two of her children.

Sonja's family moved to Texas in 1957, and it was there that she gave birth to her last child.

She was a member of Temple Baptist Church.

Sonja was preceded in death by her mother and father, her brother Boyce, her husband John Manning, and daughter Jama Davis, and twin sister Melvene Williams.

She leaves behind her son Jack Bagwell and wife Dixie, and daughter Gwen Bagwell. Granddaughter Robin Grosse, and her husband David, their children, Jonathan and Brian Grosse. Granddaughter Jacqueline Bagwell, Granddaughter Samantha Blackwood and husband Jeff, and their children Baylee and Daegan. Grandson Chad Venters.

She also leaves behind two sisters' Elsie Davis and Pauline Reeves, Brother Sam Younger and many nieces and nephews.

Sonja's family was her joy, and she will be missed greatly but her family knows that they will see her again in her new home in Heaven where her body will once again be whole.

The family will be having private services and requests in Lieu of flowers, donations would be made to: Hospice of Midland.

Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram on February 6, 2007.

Child of Sonja Marvene Younger and Elmer Ray Bagwell

Melba Webb

F, b. 4 October 1936, d. 7 February 2016
     Melba Webb was born on 4 October 1936 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina. As of after 1950,her married name was Bagwell. She married Ira Andrew Bagwell, son of Parker George Bagwell and Myrtle Clark, after 1950. Melba Webb died on 7 February 2016 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, at age 79 Melba Webb Bagwell, 79, of Spartanburg, SC, died Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Spartanburg Medical Center. Born October 4, 1936 in Spartanburg, SC, she was the daughter of the late Ernest Marvin and Margaret Elizabeth Israel Webb and widow of Ira Andrew Bagwell.

She was a member of Davis Memorial Baptist Church.

Surviving are her daughters, Kim B. Duncan and spouse, Roger Duncan of Boiling Springs, SC; Lisa B. Arteaga and Tammy B. Smith, both of Spartanburg, SC; sister, Martha Bridges of Spartanburg, SC; and brother, Thomas Webb of Greenwood, SC; five grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. She was predeceased by one brother and two sisters.

Graveside services will be 2:00 PM, Wednesday, February 10, 2016 in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, 1300 Fernwood-Glendale Rd., Spartanburg, SC 29307, conducted by the Rev. Charles Hall. Visitation will follow at Lisa Arteaga’s home. She was buried at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

Leslie B. Brandon

F, b. 19 June 1915, d. 3 June 1988
     Leslie B. Brandon was born on 19 June 1915 in Decker, New Mexico. As of 31 October 1934,her married name was Bagwell. She married Edgar Andrew Bagwell, son of James Wooster Bagwell and Myrtle Prigmore, on 31 October 1934 at Coke County, Texas. Leslie B. Brandon died on 3 June 1988 in Tom Greene County, Texas, at age 72. She was buried at Robert Lee Cemetery, Robert Lee, Coke County, Texas.

Children of Leslie B. Brandon and Edgar Andrew Bagwell

Nell Gwen Bagwell

F, b. 13 March 1945, d. 20 January 2016
     Nell Gwen Bagwell was born on 13 March 1945 in Booneville, Logan County, Arkansas. She was the daughter of Elmer Ray Bagwell and Sonja Marvene Younger. Nell Gwen Bagwell died on 20 January 2016 in Texas at age 70 January 20, 2016 Nell Gwen Bagwell, 70, of Midland, died Wednesday, January 20, 2016, after a long battle with cancer. She is survived by her beloved nephew, Chad Venters. Also surviving is her brother, Jack Bagwell, his wife Dixie; their three daughters, Robin Grosse, her husband David, and their children Jonathan and Brian Grosse and their wives; Jacque Bagwell; Samantha Blackwood and her husband Jeff and their children, Baylee and Daegan Blackwood. Preceding her in death were her mother, Sonja Marvene Manning; father, Elmer Ray Bagwell; and sister, Jama Dell Venters. Gwen was born March 13, 1945, in Boonville Arkansas to Sonja Marvene Manning and Elmer Ray Bagwell. She then proceeded to move to Midland in 1957 where she lived for 59 years. In Midland, she owned and operated a quaint beauty shop that she held dear to her heart. She loved each one of her customers and made sure to give them the best experience she could. She found joy in cooking, and would often make meals for those in need. She also enjoyed gardening and yard work. Any stray pet that found its way to Gwen's house was welcomed with love, warmth and food. She had a heart of gold. Gwen accepted Jesus as her Savior at Temple Baptist, along with her mother and sister. In later years, she attended Ranchland Heights Baptist Church. Even in her last days, she put everyone else's needs above her own. She lived out the words of Philippians 2:3 which says, "Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves." Gwen truly had a servant's heart. We rejoice knowing that Gwen is now in heaven with her Maker. Gwen will be missed by many, but never forgotten. She touched the hearts of everyone she came in contact with and left them better than she found them. Gwen's family would like to thank Senior Care Rehabilitation and Hospice of Midland for taking care of her in her last days. They would also like to thank her dear friends Jeanette Cockrell, Abby Garrett, Betty Kirby, and all of her beloved customers for the love and support they showed her. There will be no services held, as per Gwen's request.
Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram on Jan. 31, 2016.

Cindi Henderson

Charles G. and Cinid (Henderson) Driggers
Courtesy of Charles G. Driggers
     Cindi Henderson married Charles G. Driggers, son of Charles Bennie Driggers and Dorothy Jones, on 13 June 1975.

Mary Annie Clark

F, b. 2 May 1902, d. 20 July 1994
     Mary Annie Clark was born on 2 May 1902 in Transylvannia County, North Carolina.1 As of before 1934,her married name was Bagwell. She married Frank Feaster Bagwell, son of John Christopher Bagwell and Mary Adeline Cisson, before 1934. Mary Annie Clark died on 20 July 1994 in Bevard, Transylvannia County, North Carolina, at age 92.1 She was buried at Carsons Creek Baptist Church, Transylvannia County, North Carolina.1

Children of Mary Annie Clark and Frank Feaster Bagwell


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Joseph Donald Bagwell Sr.

M, b. 23 January 1934, d. 16 January 2016
     Joseph Donald Bagwell Sr. was born on 23 January 1934. He was the son of Frank Feaster Bagwell and Mary Annie Clark. Joseph Donald Bagwell Sr. died on 16 January 2016 at age 81 Joseph Donald Bagwell Sr was born January 23, 1934, in Brevard, North Carolina, son of Frank Feaster and Annie (Clark) Bagwell. He departed this life January 16, 2016, at his home in Salem, Arkansas, at the age of 81 years, 11 months and 24 days.

Joseph served his Country with the US Air Force and was a member of UAW #1482. He was a machinist for McDonald Douglas Aircraft Manufacturing. Joseph never complained, was a kind hearted and stubborn man, yet gentle and would give you the shirt off his back if necessary.

He is survived by five daughters, Deborah Lara of Norwalk, California, Theresa Cox of Asheville, North Carolina, Geraldine Thomas (Tim) of St. Paul, Minnesota, Cheryl Woods of Mountain Home, Arkansas, and Barbie James of Salem, Arkansas; six sons, Philip Bagwell (Leslie) of Salem, Arkansas, Joe Bagwell Jr (Rhonda) of Greenville, Tennessee, Michael Bagwell of Balsam Grove, North Carolina, Jimmy Canulli and Joey Canulli, both of Terre Haute, Indiana, and Chuck Deakins of Gassville, Arkansas; two sisters, Elaine Pridemore (Daniel) of Obrien, Florida, and Adele Ashburn (Don Edmondson) of Miami, Florida; one brother, Frank Foster Bagwell (Shirley) of Madison Heights, Virginia; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Raylene Locke.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 20, 2016, in Barker Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 PM with Bro. Allen Cartwright officiating. Interment will be in Shady Grove Cemetery in Salem, Arkansas, with arrangements entrusted to Barker Funeral Home of Salem. Family will receive friends Wednesday, January 20, from 12 Noon until service time at the funeral home. Pallbearers are Jacob Raeber, Stephen Eubanks, Jarrod Cook and Charles Deakins.
He was buried at Shady Grove Cemetery, Viola, Fulton County, Arkansas.

Deborah Lara Bagwell

     Deborah Lara Bagwell is the daughter of Joseph Donald Bagwell Sr.

Theresa Bagwell

     Theresa Bagwell is the daughter of Joseph Donald Bagwell Sr.

Geraldine Bagwell

     Geraldine Bagwell is the daughter of Joseph Donald Bagwell Sr.

Cheryl Bagwell

     Cheryl Bagwell is the daughter of Joseph Donald Bagwell Sr.

Barbie Bagwell

     Barbie Bagwell is the daughter of Joseph Donald Bagwell Sr.

Philip Bagwell

     Philip Bagwell is the son of Joseph Donald Bagwell Sr.

Joseph Donald Bagwell Jr.

     Joseph Donald Bagwell Jr. is the son of Joseph Donald Bagwell Sr.

Michael Bagwell

     Michael Bagwell is the son of Joseph Donald Bagwell Sr.

Jimmy Bagwell

     Jimmy Bagwell is the son of Joseph Donald Bagwell Sr.

Joey Bagwell

     Joey Bagwell is the son of Joseph Donald Bagwell Sr.

Chuck Bagwell

     Chuck Bagwell is the son of Joseph Donald Bagwell Sr.

Ruth Elaine Bagwell

F, b. 22 June 1937, d. 21 November 2016
     Ruth Elaine Bagwell was born on 22 June 1937. She was the daughter of Frank Feaster Bagwell and Mary Annie Clark. As of after 1950,her married name was Pridemore. Ruth Elaine Bagwell married Daniel Pridemore after 1950. Ruth Elaine Bagwell died on 21 November 2016 at age 79

Ruth Elaine Bagwell Pridemore, was born June 22, 1937, her parents were Frank and Annie Bagwell, She was the youngest of four children. Her siblings are Buddy, Joe, and Adele. Joe passed away last year. She didn‘t like her first name Ruth, so she was known as Elaine. Lainie was her nickname by her husband Daniel who she married on July 17, 1955. But she was also known to Daniel as ma, wife, lover, friend, square dance partner, and mother to their children Donald and Janice. Their first child George was miscarried at 5 months. Elaine was raised in Brevard NC. Her parents owned Bagwells Groceries on their property, where she helped. But later Daniel and Elaine moved to Florida where they raised their children. Between Donald and Janice, they had 9 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren, including baby Daniel who went to be with the Lord shortly after he was born. Together, Daniel and Elaine helped to raise Kevin and Karl, and they remained an important part of their lives. Elaine was known as second mother to most. Kids in their neighborhood loved and admired her almost as much as her own family did. During their earlier years Daniel and Elaine enjoyed square dancing with his clogging team the Country Swingers and the famous Gene Christian band, and many of their friends. Elaine managed to squeeze in getting her nursing degree, and helped to care of many patients in private home care, and she worked in the cardiac wing in Baptist hospital. Her family belonged to the Church of God and in her early life she accepted the Lord and never forgot her faith. Elaine was quite crafty and talented, she refurbished old furniture, made candles from scratch, dabbled in playing the piano, loved to fish, loved collecting dolls, and knick knacks, loved to sit on the farmhouse porch overlooking their property and "yacking" with Hoover, and friends and family, whoever stopped by. She loved country western shows, and music, she loved reading novels, she was an animal lover, she had many cats and dogs. So many beautiful memories from her life on this earth. Elaine will be greatly missed. Rest sweetly in the arms of Jesus Ma.

A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, November 23rd at the Chapel In The Pines of Jackson Funeral Service with Pastor Kevin Pridemore and Pastor Ken Mason officiating. Burial will follow at Holly Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the chapel.

She was buried at Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Henderson County, North Carolina.

Vera Adelia Bagwell

F, b. 23 August 1932, d. before 2020
     Vera Adelia Bagwell was born on 23 August 1932 in North Carolina. She was the daughter of Frank Feaster Bagwell and Mary Annie Clark. As of after 1950,her married name was Edmondson. Vera Adelia Bagwell married Don Edmondson after 1950. As of after 1951,her married name was Ashwell. Vera Adelia Bagwell married (?) Ashwell after 1951. Vera Adelia Bagwell died before 2020.

Don Edmondson

     Don Edmondson married Vera Adelia Bagwell, daughter of Frank Feaster Bagwell and Mary Annie Clark, after 1950.

Daniel Pridemore

     Daniel Pridemore married Ruth Elaine Bagwell, daughter of Frank Feaster Bagwell and Mary Annie Clark, after 1950.

Frank Foster Bagwell

M, b. 6 December 1930, d. 29 May 2020
     Frank Foster Bagwell was born on 6 December 1930 in Brevard, Transylvania County, North Carolina. He was the son of Frank Feaster Bagwell and Mary Annie Clark. Frank Foster Bagwell married Shirley Jean Gaither before 1953. Frank Foster Bagwell lived in 2016 in Madison Heights, Virginia. He died on 29 May 2020 in Madison Heights, Amherst County, Virginia, at age 89

Frank Foster Bagwell, 89, of Madison Heights, passed away on Friday, May 29, 2020, at his residence. He was the loving husband of the late Shirley Bagwell. Born on December 5, 1930, in Brevard, N.C., he was the son of the late Frank Feaster Bagwell and the late Annie Clarke Bagwell. Frank served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He attended N.C., State and he retired from Dominion Virginia Power in 1994 after working in the engineering and construction field. He was also the former project superintendent for A. B. Burton Co. In addition to his parents and wife, he is preceded in death by his brother, Joe Bagwell; and sisters, Vera Adell Ashwell and Elaine Pridemore. Frank is survived by his children, Ann Childress, Frank Bagwell Jr. and wife Celeste, and Steve Bagwell and partner Stephanie Robbins; seven grandchildren, Michael Childress, Linda Snider, Marie Bagwell, Donna Seymour, Jennifer Nicole "Nikki" Slusher, Amanda Bagwell and boyfriend Zach Fitzgerald, and Rebecca Bagwell; four great grandchildren, Seth Snider, Christopher and Cole Slusher, and Aven Wayne Fitzgerald; and numerous other family members and friends. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at Spring Hill Cemetery, with Pastor Peyton Fitzgerald officiating. Whitten Monelison Chapel is assisting the Bagwell family (929-5712).

He was buried on 2 June 2020 at Spring Hill Cemetery, Lynchburg, Lynchburg City, Virginia.

Children of Frank Foster Bagwell and Shirley Jean Gaither

Raylene Bagwell

F, b. after 1960, d. before 2016
     Raylene Bagwell was born after 1960. She was the daughter of Joseph Donald Bagwell Sr. Raylene Bagwell died before 2016.

Sara Louise Hood

F, b. 15 November 1930, d. 10 January 2015
     Sara Louise Hood was born on 15 November 1930 in Richmond County, Georgia. As of 14 November 1955,her married name was Bagwell. She married Caroll Welton Bagwell, son of Rufus Elmo Bagwell and Linda Rachel Johnson, on 14 November 1955. Sara Louise Hood died on 10 January 2015 in Ecru, Pontotoc County, Mississippi, at age 84 Louise Bagwell (1930 - 2015)

PONTOTOC – Louise Bagwell, 84, passed away January 10, 2015, at Church Street Personal Care Home in Ecru. She was born to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hood Sr. on November 15, 1930, in Georgia. She married Carrel Bagwell on November 14, 1955, and shared more than 58 years together until his homegoing on May 28, 2014. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. She was a loving wife and mother.
Services will be Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. with Bro. Charles Wright and Bro. Bradley Bagwell officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Forest Cemetery.
She leaves behind her son, Barry Bagwell (Lisa); her sister, Martha Hood; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; one brother, Roy Hood Jr; and one sister, Mary Hood.
Pallbearers to serve will be Guyson Ward, Jimmy Pennington, Ricky Bagwell, Chad Bagwell, Preston Bagwell and Zack Bagwell. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Lunn, Dexter Pennington, Billy Bagwell, Doug Patterson, Terry Foster and Kelly Bagwell.
Visitation will be Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at 12 p.m. until service at 2 p.m. at Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home.
Condolences may be made at
Funeral Home
Baldwin, Nowell & Clark Funeral Home
96 S Main St Pontotoc, MS 38863
(662) 489-1522
Funeral Home Details
Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on Jan. 13, 2015.
She was buried at Oak Forest Cemetery, Randolph, Pontotoc County, Mississippi.

Virginia Motee Patterson

F, b. 13 October 1929, d. 6 November 2014
     Virginia Motee Patterson was born on 13 October 1929. As of 1947,her married name was Bagwell. She married Arlis Roy Bagwell, son of Rufus Elmo Bagwell and Linda Rachel Johnson, in 1947. Virginia Motee Patterson died on 6 November 2014 at age 85 PONTOTOC – Virginia Motee Bagwell, 85, passed away Thursday, November 6, 2014, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born October 13, 1929 to George Byne and Olevia May White Patterson. She was a graduate of Algoma High School. She married Arlis Roy Bagwell in 1947. She was a longtime member of Liberty Baptist Church in Pontotoc County where she taught Sunday school and VBS for years. Later in life, she was a founding member of Green Valley Baptist Church in Pontotoc.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 9, 2014 at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc. Bro. Jody Rock and Bro. Ronnie Galloway will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Forest Cemetery in Randolph. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include son, Kelly Bagwell (Donna) of Pontotoc; three daughters, Wilda Weldon (Robert) of Lawrenceburg, Tenn., Neva Nolley (Gerald) of Poolville and Denita Sneed (Harold) of Pontotoc; 12-grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sister, Billie Marie Sneed of Memphis; and a host of special nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by parents; husband; brother, O.B. Patterson; sister, Robbie Lee Patterson.

Pallbearers will be nephews, Noel Watts, Billy Bagwell, Dexter Pennington, Balford Patterson, Allen Sneed, Norman Sneed, Ricky Bagwell and Barry Bagwell.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today, Nov. 8, 2014 and 1-2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Gideons, P.O. Box 535, Pontotoc, MS 38863-0535; or Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803.

Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on Nov. 8, 2014.

Children of Virginia Motee Patterson and Arlis Roy Bagwell

Kelly Bagwell

     Kelly Bagwell is the son of Arlis Roy Bagwell and Virginia Motee Patterson.