Linda A. Bagwell

August 27, 1941 ‒ September 28, 2020

Marengo, Ohio
Formerly of Roswell, Georgia

Linda A. Bagwell, age 79, of Marengo, OH, formerly of Roswell, GA, and Knoxville, TN, went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 28, 2020, at the Bennington Glen Care Center with her loving son by her side following an extended illness.

On August 27, 1941, Linda was born in Atlanta, Georgia, one of two daughters of the late Verlon H. and Katherine (Echols) Allen.  She attended North Fulton High School. She furthered her education at Devry Business School, where she earned a bachelors degree in accounting.

Linda married the love of her life, Charles T. Bagwell Sr., in October of 1956.  They shared 54 years of marriage, and raised four children: Charles Jr. “Woody”, Gary, Kelly, and Rusty.  He preceded her in death on June 27, 2009.

A loving homemaker, Linda took pride in caring for her husband and children.  Over the years, she also worked on and off as a bookkeeper taking care of several businesses.

Always helping her husband, Charlie, however she could, Linda often helped with his community projects through his work at the bank.  They were active with the Jaycees and Jaycettes, and helped with Secret Santa every year.  They also were members of the First Baptist Church in Roswell, GA. She loved her neighbors and friends.

A true “southern belle”, Linda was one of the sweetest, most hospitable women you could ever meet. She was an amazing cook, always putting together special homemade meals for her family, friends, and always had cake and pies for the kids in the neighborhood.  It was impossible to leave her house without a full stomach.  She also had a green thumb, planting flowers and tending to her rose bed. She always pickled and canned from the family garden for the family to enjoy all year long.

With a love for the outdoors, Linda enjoyed camping with the family and later in life she and her husband enjoyed touring in their motorhome. Some of the favorite spots include the Smokemont Campground and visiting Live Oaks Florida. Linda had a passion for trout fishing, especially the Chattahoochee River, and was something she often took her grandchildren along to share in that experience.

Always smiling, Linda brought joy with her everywhere she went.  She had a knack for making everything enjoyable for everyone and everyone was at home with Linda.

She will be dearly missed by her four children: Woody Bagwell of Cardington, OH, Gary (Candi) Bagwell of Nashville, TN, Kelly (Robert) Stewart of Dahlonega, GA, and Rusty (Erin) Bagwell of Knoxville, TN; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Including her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Elizabeth Jones.

Her family will greet friends from 11 AM to 1 PM on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, GA 30040.  Services honoring her life will follow at 1 PM with burial after in Powder Springs City Cemetery in Powder Springs, Georgia.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Discovery Eye Foundation.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to assist with the local arrangements for Linda.  Your condolences may be shared with her family via

  • Gary, Kelly, Russ and Woody, you have my deepest sympathy for your loss. Gary Kelly and Russ I can only imagine how hard this is for you since you haven’t been able to see your mom. May your many memories of Linda help heal your hearts.

  • I would give anything to be with you guys at this very difficult time. I wish I didn’t live so many miles away. I always loved seeing my 1st cousin Linda, she was a blast, and very funny. I remember getting together at Grandma Echols farm. And watch uncle Herby eat one or two whole pies. I will miss eating the great foods that Linda fixed for us. I loved the potato dish she made with sour cream and bacon bits it was the best ever, All of grandma Echols daughters were all great cooks and of course they all taught their daughters how to cook. Aunt Katherine taught Linda, Elizabeth how to cook, my mom Eva Mae taught me how too cook. And my aunt Mary that didn’t have any kids she was a great cook. I want to let you guys know I had talked to uncle OC son Ollie he grew up with Linda, Elizabeth, Brenda, Michael, and Tony she is the daughter of Uncle James Tony lives 4 hours away from Chuck in Ohio, Ollie now lives in California not far from me in Oregon. I all so let aunt Joanne know she is the wife of Uncle Frank. I know there are no words that will say what my heart feels when we lose someone we love. Linda was one of a kind, but now she is in heaven having a party with her sister and parents with my parents and all of our aunts and uncles and cousins. But when God decides to send us home we all all gather and hug one another. No more tears will be shed, or hearts broken. Love you all Becky

  • Rusty and Erin, I’m very saddened to learn of your mother’s passing and offer you my love and prayers and sympathies during this difficult time.