Mrs. Kate Holland Bagby, age 101, of Flowery Branch entered into eternal rest with her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at her residence following a short illness. She was born to the late the Rev. Elijah Monroe and Lula Clark Holland on March 19, 1911. 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 her son, James Kenneth Bagby.
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Mrs. Bagby 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.
Mrs. Bagby was a lifetime member of Chattahoochee Baptist Church. She served as pianist, Sunday school teacher and W.M.U. director. Mrs. Bagby was active in civic organizations and school P.T.A.s. She was a member of the Georgia Poultry Federation, Hall County Farm Bureau and the Gainesville Chapter of the AARP. 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 son, William Bagby and the late Georgia Lee Bagby of Flowery Branch; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Carl Radford of Flowery Branch; daughter, Martha Scroggs and the late Ossie Scroggs of Oakwood; son and daughter-in-law, John and Suzanne Bagby of Flowery Branch; son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Marcia Bagby of 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 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in the chapel of Memorial Park South Funeral Home with entombment following at Memorial Park Mausoleum in Gainesville. The Rev. Carl Radford and the Rev. Billy Compton will officiate. The family will receive friends 2–4 p.m. and 6–8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, 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, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 is in charge of arrangements. Send online condolences to www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com.
Published in gainesvilletimes.com from October 3 to October 5, 2012