Laura Elizabeth (Baggett) Bedgood

Born: Tue., Feb. 1, 1927
Died: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

Graveside Service

3:00 PM Fri., Oct. 18, 2019
Location: Long Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of  Mrs. Laura Elizabeth Baggett Bedgood, age 92, of Swainsboro, GA, formerly of Midville, GA, on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at Emanuel Medical Center Nursing Home.

Graveside Services will be held on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 3 PM in Long Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. John Durden officiating.

Mrs. Bedgood was born February 1, 1927 in Summertown, Emanuel County, GA to the late Walter Sr. and Cornelius Elizabeth Nasworthy Baggett. She served as a school teacher for 30 plus years with the Burke County Board of Education. She was a long time member of Midville Baptist Church. Mrs. Bedgood was a seamstress and enjoyed sewing as well as gardening, flowers, and animals. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Carlton W. Bedgood, two sons, Randy A. Hodges and Wesley L. Hodges, and one brother, Walter Baggett Jr.

Survivors Include:

Two Daughters: Linda Sconyers of Midville, GA and Judi Boatright of Swainsboro, GA

Nine Grandchildren: Lisa Hood (Randy), Rhonda Ronco (Kevin), Shannon Brown, Robyn Lamb (Nathan), Peter Shaw (Erin), Adrian Shaw (Tonya), Chelsea Manning (Matt), Lindsey Eubanks (Daniel), and Skye Leveritt (Daniel).

Several Great-Grandchildren and Great-Great Grandchildren

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mrs. Laura Elizabeth Baggett Bedgood of Swainsboro, GA, formerly of Midville, GA.


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judy walters
   Posted Thu October 17, 2019
Ms. Judy and family and i so sorry for your loss. Ms Laura was one of a kind. truly loved that little lady. Loved to sit and listen to her talks.

Amy Waddail
   Posted Fri October 18, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of this.. Prayers for the family.

William Thorne
   Posted Wed January 08, 2020
So sorry to hear this she was one of the sweetest ladies I ever knew. I enjoyed many long conversations with miss Laura. I hope you rest in peace