Mrs. Clara Bess Bagwell Carroll, age 91, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, August 01, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty years, John Carroll, Jr.; son-in-law, Michael Shaw; parents, Ed and Gertrude Bagwell; sisters Ama Lou Puckett and Evelyn Garrett; brothers, Cyrus, John and Woodrow Bagwell. She is survived by her daughter, Debra Carroll Shaw, Suwanee, GA; son, Jack Carroll, Buford, GA; grandsons, Gary Shaw, Suwanee, GA and Kevin and Susan Shaw, Flowery Branch, GA; great-grandson, Michael Shaw, Flowery Branch, GA; sister-in-law, Helen Pass Bagwell, Sugar Hill, GA; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins.
Mrs. Carroll was born May 7, 1921 in Buford, GA and was a graduate of Buford High School. She was a homemaker, avid quilter and gardener and wonderful cook. She was a member of Island Ford Baptist Church in Buford, GA since 1939. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Funeral service will be Friday, August 3, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Carrel Pruitt and Rev. David Pruitt officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. To express condolences, please sign our online guest book at www.flaniganfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133.