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Wendell Lee "Wendy" Bagwell
Birth: May 16, 1925
Cumming
Forsyth County
Georgia, USA
Death: Jun. 13, 1996
Atlanta
Fulton County
Georgia, USA

Gospel Music Singer, Comedian. Known for his famous "Rattle Snake" Story. He was born in Chamblee, Georgia, in 1925, and grew up in Cummingm which he left at age 17 to join the Marine Corps during World War II. He fought for his country and received the Bronze Star and a Letter of Commendation for Bravery. After his return he founded his own furniture store business, which is still in operation today in Mableton, Georgia. In 1954, he joined together with Geraldine (Jerri) Morrison and Georgia Jones to form "The Sunliters", a local gospel group which would be joined in 1960 by Jan Buckner, Wendy's niece-in-law. They became one of the premier Southern gospel groups in the nation, winning a Top 5 Grammy Award in 1995, Gold Record for Million Seller, Special Award from the Gospel Music Association, and other awards.  (bio by: Paul J. Lambert) 
 
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 Parents:
  Rufus M Bagwell (1886 - 1961)
  Arzie Emmerline Vaughn Bagwell (1894 - 1930)
 
 Sibling:
  Ralph Lee Bagwell (1923 - 2005)*
  Wendell Lee Bagwell (1925 - 1996)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Riverview Memorial Park
Smyrna
Cobb County
Georgia, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Paul J. Lambert
Record added: Dec 01, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6975826
Wendell Lee Wendy Bagwell
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Wendell Lee Wendy Bagwell
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