Dora Vaughan Bagwell, 85, passed away Monday, September 26, 2022 at her home in Carroll County, MS, with her family by her side. Services are 11 A.M. Thursday, September 29 at Immanuel Baptist Church with Rev. Dennis McKay and Dr. Jimmy Dukes officiating. Interment is 3 P.M. at White Hill Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery near Walthall, MS. Visitation is Wednesday evening from 5-7 P.M. at Greenwood Delta Funeral Home.
Dora was born in Eupora to Ola and Beulah Sewell Vaughan, raised in Walthall and graduated from Eupora High School. After her marriage to Maxie Lee Bagwell they moved to Greenwood where they made their home. She had worked for City Finance and Billups Petroleum Company and was bookkeeper for her husband. In 1974 they purchased their Sonic Drive In and grew the company into BBWI which owned and operated numerous restaurants throughout the southeastern United States. She was a longtime faithful member of Immanuel Baptist Church where she had taught Sunday School. She enjoyed traveling to the mountains in her camper, gardening, growing flowers and spending time with her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son-in-law, Joey Winstead and three grandchildren, Erin Michael Winstead, Ryan Bagwell and Claire Bagwell. She is survived by special friend, William Davis; two daughters, Sheila Bagwell Winstead of Winona, Pat Bagwell Irwin (Bubba) of Carrollton; a son, James Richard “Ricky” Bagwell (Donna) of Carrollton; six grandchildren, Ray Winstead (April) of Winona, Erin W. Estrada (Nick) of Winona, Dr. Emily Broadway (Dr. Rand) of Lubbock, TX, Brooks Irwin (Andrea) of Carrollton, David Bagwell (Becca) of Madison, Lauren Bagwell of Baton Rouge, LA, and11 great grandchildren; Ryan Winstead of Winona, Madilynn Estrada of Winona, Emma Estrada of Winona, Connor Broadway of Lubbock, TX, Mason Broadway of Lubbock, TX, Boone Broadway of Lubbock, TX, James Irwin of Carrollton, Beckett Irwin of Carrollton, Aubrey Bagwell of Madison, Ryan Bagwell of Madison, and Ansley Bagwell of Madison, MS
Pallbearers are her grandson and nephews, Ray Winstead, David Bagwell, Brooks Irwin, Stan Chamblee, William Vaughan and Michael Britt. Honorary pallbearers are Bryan Thornhill, Tommy McCrory, Denny Wallace, Dave Morrow, and Kip McShaw.
The family wishes to offer a special word of thanks to Glenda Branch for her loving care and friendship.
Memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital815 Market St. Galveston TX 77550 or the charity of donor’s choice.
Greenwood Delta Funeral Home (www.greenwooddeltafh.com) is in charge of arrangements.