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Joan Bussell Bagwell
October 18, 1941 - October 16, 2019

Joan Bussell Bagwell, age 77 of Monticello, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at her home. She was born October 18, 1941 in Monticello, AR to the late Ben Bussell and Willie Whisenant Bussell.

She was the widow of Raymond Bagwell, a Methodist, a retired Burlington Industries employee with 45 years of service and also worked for Monticello Public Schools in food service for 18 years. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by three brothers, Charles Bussell, Cecil Bussell and Tilford Bussell; and one sister, Martha Gail Holley.

Survivors include one son, Mark Bagwell and wife Adrienne of Monticello; one daughter, Kim Bussell and husband David of Monticello; four grandchildren, Meghan Carter of Branson, MO, Jakari Bagwell of Monticello, Graclyn Bagwell of Monticello, and Christopher Bussell and wife Tabitha of Warren; two great-grandchildren, Brayden Bussell and Madison Bussell both of Warren; and one god-daughter, Rayan Jenkins of Monticello.

Funeral service will be 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Stephenson-Dearman Chapel with burial to follow in Union Ridge Cemetery. Visitation one hour prior to service time at the funeral home. Online guestbook at

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