Edith Marie Bagwell

July 8, 1921 - August 21, 2017
Edith Marie Bagwell

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On Monday, August 21, 2017, Edith Marie Bagwell softly left this Earth to enter Heaven’s Gate. She was 96 years old.

Born in Henderson County, Mrs. Bagwell was a daughter of the late James Everett and Ida Lane Harper McMinn.  She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Lloyd McMinn, Foy McMinn and Bobby McMinn, and by her sisters, Gladys Watkins and Blanche McGaha.

Mrs. Bagwell lived in the state of Washington for over 30 years with her husband before returning to Hendersonville.  She was a military wife and mother and taught Sunday School for many years.  Mrs. Bagwell enjoyed singing, playing the guitar and caring for her garden and her flowers.

She is survived by her daughter, Gail Justus (Harold) of Hendersonville; grandchildren, Joshua Justus, Joni Payne, Bobby Payne, and Andy Campeau (Theresa); great-grandchildren, Dakota, Tyler (Alexandria), Cayden, Jacob and Andrew; great-great-granddaughter, Juliette; and her sisters, Audry Magness and Hazel Duncan.

A funeral will be held at 2 PM Friday, August 25, 2017 at Locust Grove Baptist Church with Reverend Richard Ritter officiating.  She will be buried following the service in the church cemetery which is on the land her father donated to the church.

Memorials may be made to the Hendersonville Rescue Mission, 639 Maple Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792.



Friday, August 25, 2017
2:00 PM

Locust Grove Baptist Church - Directions
1741 Locust Grove Rd
Hendersonville, NC 28792
(828) 685-7231


Friday, August 25, 2017
3:00 PM

Locust Grove Baptist Church Cemetery - Directions
1741 Locust Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • August 23, 2017
    Tanya lit a candle:
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  • August 24, 2017
    Judith Harrill says:
    I was blessed to visit Edith Bagwell and her cousin Alma Stepp each week through our Care Ministry at First Baptist , Hendersonville. She was a sweet lady and loved the Lord. I will truly miss her. I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless You.