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Cathy Hawkins Bagwell, 65, of Newberry, died Saturday, January 5, 2019 at her residence.

Born on January 14, 1953 in Newberry, she was a daughter of Fred Willis Hawkins and Dorothy Wicker Sutton. Mrs. Bagwell was a former employee of Greenwood Mills, Damon International and retired from the SC Department of Corrections. She was an active member of Bachman Chapel Lutheran Church. She loved Clemson football, her Yorkie, Sonny and was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother.

She is survived in addition to her father, Fred Hawkins of Greenwood and mother, Dorothy Sutton of Newberry by her husband, James Roger Bagwell; daughters, Buffy (Michael) Fulmer of Pomaria and Laurie (Darren) Walker of Newberry; sisters, Donna Cohen of Greenwood, Melody (Eddie) Helock of Chapin, Michelle (Randy) Oxner of Greenwood and Robin Brown of Hodges; grandchildren, Dalton Fulmer, Emma Fulmer, Jake Fulmer, Dylan Walker and Landon Walker and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers-in-law, Howard Cohen and J.B. Brown.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, January 7, 2019 at Bachman Chapel Lutheran Church by the Rev. Floyd Sides. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Bachman Chapel Lutheran Church, 3074 Bachman Chapel Road, Prosperity, SC 29127 or to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 1741, Greenwood, SC 29648.

Active pallbearers will be Jerry Cohen, Jeff Lawson, Brady Lawson, Randy Oxner, Austin Oxner and Eddie Helock.

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#12 J Counts/J Sutton 2019-01-12 15:55
Dot and Family -- We send our sympathy to all. Cathy was a very kind, special friend. May your memories help sustain you in the coming days. Jean and Jeffrey
#11 Bob Betty Dilworth 2019-01-07 18:27
Comfort and Peace to all Family and Friends - Prayers to ease your grief but memories of Kathy for each of you to share.
#10 Alyson Kinard 2019-01-07 09:38
So sorry to hear for your loss Cathy Is looking down on all of the people that love her and see how much she was loved I lift you all up in prayer peace and closure and know that I won’t be thinking of you all may you all have a goodYear to move forward and know that she’s looking down upon you all My condolences and sympathy to you all Losing a sibling and a family member is hard to deal with I know how you feel My love to you all Alyson Kinard
#9 Rose&Chuck Meadows 2019-01-06 19:41
We are so sorry to hear about Cathy.She was a very special lady I loved dearly. Sending prayers and ask God to be with each of you.
#8 Dian Jolly 2019-01-06 15:16
Saying good bye to a loved one is surely one of life’s most difficult tasks.There are no words powerful enough,no music soothing enough,to ease your pain at a time like this.But I know you will find consolation in knowing how much you loved and cared for each other. —- I worked with Cathy those years at S C D C where we talked about our children and exchanged recipes.I feel like I knew Buffy and Laurie and Also Roger plus the sisters.She loved her family and talked about them constantly .Also her mom , dad and her dog .Cathy had to retire early due to back problems but I enjoyed working with her and learning all of her family! With Sympathy in Your Time of Loss — Dian Jolly
#7 JeNeann Adams 2019-01-06 14:58
You all have my heartfelt sympathy. Cathy and I have been friends since the early 80’s when we worked together at Damon and then at SCDC. She will be missed but is now in the arms of her Loving Father. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in the days ahead.
#6 Jerry & Karen Mundy 2019-01-06 09:06
Donna and Family, so sorry for your loss. You're in our thoughts and prayers. Love Jerry & Karen
#5 Pam Culbertson 2019-01-06 07:41
Roger and family,

So sorry to hear of Cathy’s passing. ... know that she is in the hand of our Lord. We are praying for you and your family.

Pam and Greg
#4 Judy bourne 2019-01-05 23:23
We are so sorry for what you all are going through but Cathy is well and whole again. Just imagine that reunion in heaven. Love you all
#3 Alicr Shealy Boozer 2019-01-05 17:49
Donna. This is Alice Shealy Boozer. We played together as little girls when you were at your Grandmother Willie on Piedmont Street in Newberry. I just found out about Cathy. I am so sorry for you and your family. I know how close you girls were when growing up. Please accept my prayers and sympathy for your lost. I pray that God will give you the strength to get through the difficult days ahead. Alice Shealy Boozer.
#2 Janice and Tommy Meeks 2019-01-05 17:26
We are so sad to learn about Cathy. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Sincerely, Janice & Tommy Meeks
#1 Amy Lawson 2019-01-05 14:37
My aunt Cathy was one of the best parts of my childhood. She always included me in everything her family did. She treated me like I was her child. She gave the best laughs, the best presents, the most fun and always loved me like a daughter. She was always the first to help someone, loved people and especially her family. She gave me a gift in Buffy, my very dearest most loved friend! I will miss her so much. I thank God for you Cathy, and all the love you shared with me! I'm so grateful she's met her Savior and will be waiting for me there! Rest now in the Home you've earned. I love all of you so much and pray for peace and comfort for you all!