Frances Janette Bagwell, age 83, of Arkadelphia, passed from this life on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at Baptist Medical Center in Arkadelphia. She was born October 24, 1939, in Sylvan Hills, AR, the daughter of the late Emmett Davis and Floy Reynolds.
Janette was an administrative assistant in the Liberal Arts Dept. at Henderson State University. She was a member of Mt Bethel Baptist Church and honorary member of Gideon’s Auxillary. Janette enjoyed sewing, artwork and reading in her free time.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Kenneth, David and Cecil Reynolds, and one sister, Genevieve Walls.
Janette is survived by her husband, Willie Bagwell of Arkadelphia, one daughter, Diane Runyan (Phillip) of Arkadelphia, two sons, Col. Randall Bagwell (Karen) of Alexandria, VA and Brian Bagwell (Jennifer) of Arkadelphia, seven grandchildren, Heather Runyan, Brad Runyan (Jenine), Alex Breitler (Greg), Becca Griffith, Colby Bagwell (Rory), Brett Bagwell (Mallory) and Skylar Bagwell, four great- grandchildren, Madison, Jackson, Dawson and Easton, several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, March 25, 2023, at Welch Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Fagan officiating.
Visitation will be from 10:00 am until service time Saturday.
Interment will be in Golden Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Brad Runyan, Phillip Runyan, Rusty Burks, Brett Bagwell, Colby Bagwell and Kenny Humphries
Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090-7251.
Final arrangements are entrusted to The Welch Funeral Home of Arkadelphia. Visit www.welchfh.net to sign the guest book.