Merrill Bagwell

Ware Shoals – Merrill Maurice Bagwell, 89, widower of Eleanor Bagwell, of Abney Road, died Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at Prisma Hospital, Clinton.

Born in Ware Shoals, SC he was a son of the late Robert Broadus and Edith O’Dell Bagwell. He was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church. He was retired from Riegel Textile Co., a member of the Abney Road Bluegrass Band, and an avid rabbit hunter.

Surviving are four sons, Dale Bagwell (Renee) of Orangeburg and Danny Bagwell (Pam) of Lexington, Greg Morse of Raleigh, NC, and Kyle Morse (Wanda) of Greenwood,  a daughter Debra Ann Koon (Kevin) of Ward, a brother, Bobby Bagwell, ten grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Wilton Bagwell and Edsel Bagwell.

Graveside services will be held at 1 PM Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Marcus Bishop officiating.

The family is at their respective homes. The family will receive friends from 12 to 1 PM on Tuesday at the cemetery prior to the service. Online condolences may be made at

Service Details

  • Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021
  • Time: 1 PM
  • Place: Graveside
  • Cemetery: Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Visitation: 12 to 1 PM prior to the service at the cemetery
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