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Marjorie Helen <I>Goff</I> Bagwell

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Marjorie Helen Goff Bagwell

Birth
Enterprise, Coffee County, Alabama, USA
Death
3 May 2008 (aged 96)
Daphne, Baldwin County, Alabama, USA
Burial
Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, USA GPS-Latitude: 32.3716646, Longitude: -86.2623191
Plot
8-A
Memorial ID
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BAGWELL Marjorie Goff Bagwell - A native of Enterprise, Alabama, died peacefully Saturday May 3rd in Daphne on Mobile Bay at the age of 96, after a full life. A memorial service will be held in Montgomery Thursday, May 8 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of her church, First United Methodist Church, following a private family burial. Mrs. Bagwell was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, John T. Bagwell, and is survived by her three sons and their wives, David and Julie Bagwell of Point Clear, John and Donna Bagwell of Sand Point, Idaho, and Wayne and Lynda Bagwell of Birmingham, and by nine grandchilden and 12 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Bagwell was the first "Peanut Queen" in 1919 at the age of eight, at the dedication of the Boll Weevil Monument in Enterprise, Alabama, to honor the insect pest which led that area to down "King Cotton" and crown "Queen Peanut" to improve its economy. She graduated from Alabama College and became a public school teacher in Montevallo and later in Montgomery, where she was elected to the Hall of Fame of Robert E. Lee High School in Montgomery after her retirement there. She was a tireless supporter of her church, of her husband and sons, of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and of teachers in public education. She was positive and encouraging to her very last day, and could recite poems and tell of the burning of "Kaiser Bill" in effigy in Enterprise during World War One, of driving Model T Fords to the Florida beaches in the 1920s, and many other great stories. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, and Honorary Pallbearers will be the members of the Wesley Fellowship Sunday School class at her church. Her family encourages that in lieu of flowers any efforts in her memory be directed either to the Joseph Ministry of the First United Methodist Church, 2416 West Cloverdale Park, Montgomery, AL 36106 (the church's telephone is 334-834-8990), which helps bereaved families through that special period, or to your own special charity.

Published by Press-Register from May 7 to May 8, 2008.
BAGWELL Marjorie Goff Bagwell - A native of Enterprise, Alabama, died peacefully Saturday May 3rd in Daphne on Mobile Bay at the age of 96, after a full life. A memorial service will be held in Montgomery Thursday, May 8 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of her church, First United Methodist Church, following a private family burial. Mrs. Bagwell was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, John T. Bagwell, and is survived by her three sons and their wives, David and Julie Bagwell of Point Clear, John and Donna Bagwell of Sand Point, Idaho, and Wayne and Lynda Bagwell of Birmingham, and by nine grandchilden and 12 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Bagwell was the first "Peanut Queen" in 1919 at the age of eight, at the dedication of the Boll Weevil Monument in Enterprise, Alabama, to honor the insect pest which led that area to down "King Cotton" and crown "Queen Peanut" to improve its economy. She graduated from Alabama College and became a public school teacher in Montevallo and later in Montgomery, where she was elected to the Hall of Fame of Robert E. Lee High School in Montgomery after her retirement there. She was a tireless supporter of her church, of her husband and sons, of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and of teachers in public education. She was positive and encouraging to her very last day, and could recite poems and tell of the burning of "Kaiser Bill" in effigy in Enterprise during World War One, of driving Model T Fords to the Florida beaches in the 1920s, and many other great stories. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, and Honorary Pallbearers will be the members of the Wesley Fellowship Sunday School class at her church. Her family encourages that in lieu of flowers any efforts in her memory be directed either to the Joseph Ministry of the First United Methodist Church, 2416 West Cloverdale Park, Montgomery, AL 36106 (the church's telephone is 334-834-8990), which helps bereaved families through that special period, or to your own special charity.

Published by Press-Register from May 7 to May 8, 2008.


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