Virginia <I>Bagwell</I> Spears

Virginia Bagwell Spears

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Death 4 Jun 2019 (aged 95)
Canton, Cherokee County, Georgia, USA
Burial Canton, Cherokee County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 199799402 · View Source
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Virginia Bagwell Spears, age 95, of Canton, Georgia passed away June 4, 2019 with family by her side at Cameron Hall.

She was born to Howard and Jewel Bagwell on June 25, 1923.

She was married to the late Lee Spears, Jr. in 1947.

Mrs. Spears is survived by her three children; James Spears (Helen) of Ball Ground, GA, Virginia Schmeelk (Reed) of Cumming, GA , Tricia Bridges (Don) of Washington, GA, five grandchildren; Laura Spears Coogle (Trey), Atlanta, GA, Grant Schmeelk (Sarah), Cumming, GA, Derek Schmeelk (Jodi), Mt. Pleaseant, SC, Kristin Bridges Stevens (Greg), Maggie Valley, NC, Marc Bridges (Andrea), Washington, GA. She is also survived by ten great-grandchildren.

Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Spears, Jr. and her two beloved grandchildren, Joshua Spears and Brittany Schmeelk.

Virginia graduated from Canton High School and received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Alabama. She was a true southern lady who loved to entertain and give back to her community. She worked for many years as a volunteer with the American Cancer Society and was the first president of the Trayleah Garden Club. Virginia was one of the founding members of the Canton Service League. She taught at Cherokee High School and was Director of the Canton Housing Authority for a number of years.
Virginia was loved by her family and friends and will be missed by many.

The family will receive visitors at Darby Funeral Home in Canton, GA on Thursday, June 6th from 5-8pm and Friday, June 7th from 10-11.
A funeral service will be held Friday, June 7th at 11am in the Chapel at Darby Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Cherokee Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association.

The caring staff of Darby Funeral Home is honored to serve the Spears family.


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  • Created by: M C
  • Added: 5 Jun 2019
  • Find A Grave Memorial 199799402
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Virginia Bagwell Spears (25 Jun 1923–4 Jun 2019), Find A Grave Memorial no. 199799402, citing Cherokee Memorial Park, Canton, Cherokee County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by M C (contributor 46983565) .