Margaret Bagwell Henry

November 4, 1913 - April 16, 2011
Margaret Bagwell Henry

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Margaret Bagwell Henry, 97, of Hendersonville, went to be with her Lord Saturday, April 16, at the home of her daughter and son in-law. Born in Buncombe County, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Flora Cunningham Bagwell and wife of the late Thomas M. Henry who died in 1959. The last of 11 children, she was preceded in death by 7 sisters, Oda Drake, Alma Bell, Victor Lockaby, Irene Whitaker, Mary Moore, Kathleen Osborne and Margaret Henry; 2 brothers, Preston Bagwell and A.B. Bagwell and a half sister, Linnie Stroupe. A 1933 graduate of Mills River High School, she then graduated from Asheville Normal Cosmetology School. She worked and lived in Lake City, SC from 1934 until she returned to Hendersonville in 1973. She was a member of Mills River United Methodist Church. An avid gardener, her green thumb could make any plant flourish. She also was an accomplished angler, and had the uncanny ability to catch fish when no one else could get a bite. A caregiver by nature, her life centered around her family. She is survived by her daughter, Tamra Crane and her son in-law Bill, whom she loved like her own son; three grandsons, Brett, Bryan and Will Crane; several nieces and nephews and many dear friends.

A funeral will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, April 19, in the Chapel of Mills River United Methodist Church. Rev. Paul B. Thompson will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 2:00 at the church. At other times the family will be at the home of Tamra and Bill Crane, with whom Mrs. Henry had spent the last 12 years of her life. Memorial contributions may be made to Mills River United Methodist Church, 137 Old Turnpike Rd. Mills River, NC 28759 or to

Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Rd. Flat Rock, NC 28731.

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  • April 19, 2011
    Dianna Reed says:
    I will miss Aunt Margaret. All of the sisters were amazing women. They had grace and style not seen in this age. I wish I could be there. God bless you all and give you peace in your hours of need. I love you all

  • April 19, 2011
    Robert,Wanda & Josh Becker says:
    Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

  • April 17, 2011
    Dewey R Whitaker Jr says:
    God bless her and you ...

  • April 19, 2011
    Ronnie and Annette Langley says:
    May your memories always sustain you and know that were are here for you when you need us. Love from both of us.

  • April 19, 2011
    Robin Langley says:
    Know that when Margaret reached her heavenly reward, our Lord and Savior, as well as Jim, JL, Tom and Virgiania, as well as a multitude of others were waiting there for her to show her the way. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you. Know that you are in my heart and prayers as you journey through this life without her. Love to all