FLOWERY BRANCH - Kate Holland Bagby, 101, entered into eternal rest with her heavenly father on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at her residence, following a short illness.
She was born on March 19, 1911, the daughter of the late Rev. Elijah Monroe and Lula Clark Holland. A lifetime native of Hall County, having lived in the Flowery Branch area all her life, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Egbert Bagby; and son, James Kenneth Bagby.
She graduated from Flowery Branch High School, class of 1928. She was a homemaker, and owned and operated a broiler grow-out business with her husband. Mrs. Bagby and her husband were pioneers in the broiler business.
She was a lifetime member of Chattahoochee Baptist Church, serving as pianist, Sunday School Teacher and W.M.U. Director. Mrs. Bagby was active in civic organizations and school P.T.A. She was a member of the Georgia Poultry Federation, Hall County Farm Bureau, and the Gainesville Chapter of the A.A.R.P. She served as president of the Flowery Branch Federated Women's Club and was a member of the Flowery Branch Homemaker's Club.
Survivors include a son, William Bagby and the late Georgia Lee Bagby, Flowery Branch; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Carl Radford, Flowery Branch; daughter, Martha Scroggs and the late Ossie Scroggs, Oakwood; son and daughter-in-law, John and Suzanne Bagby, Flowery Branch; son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Marcia Bagby, Flowery Branch; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Her favorite scriptures were John 3:16 and Psalm 23.
Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, October 7, in the chapel of Memorial Park South Funeral Home with entombment following at Memorial Park Mausoleum in Gainesville. The Revs. Carl Radford and Billy Compton will officiate. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, October 6, at Memorial Park South Funeral Home. Honorary pallbearers will be the Flowery Branch Homemakers Club.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Eagle Ranch, P.O. Box 7200, Chestnut Mountain, GA 30502.
Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch, is in charge of arrangements.
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