She was born Oct. 31, 1939 to Eddie and Frances Ford.
While living in Cartersville she was well known in the community and positively touched many lives; was an active member of The First Baptist Church; served as managing editor of The Daily Tribune News, as senior vice president of First National Bank where she was the founder of the First National Bank FAN Club; and served as operations manager at Wachovia until 1994.
She served as chairman of the Cartersville Medical Center Hospital Board of Trustees from 1983 through 1992. During her tenure the new hospital was built and opened and she delivered the grand opening speech. She was also a past director of the Cartersville Chamber of Commerce, and member of the Cartersville Woman's Club.
Following retirement she and her husband, Noel Steed Bagley, moved to St. Simons in 1996 and from there to their present home in St. Mary's.
Mrs. Bagley was preceded in death by her parents, and her sister, Katrina Ford Alston.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, their children, Kimberly Cook, Stephanie (Whit) Watson, Staci (Mike) Wooten, and grandchildren Katie, Anna and Chip Wooten.
Memorial services will be held Monday, March 19 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's United Methodist Church, 105 E. Conyers St., St. Mary's, GA 31558 with reception immediately following at the church.
Donations may be made to Hospice of Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31525 or The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation, 310 25th Avenue North, Suite 103, Nashville, TN 37203, www.minniepearl.org.
Allison Memorial Chapel of St. Mary's, 10141 Colerain Rd., St. Mary's, GA 31558, 912-729-5000, is in charge of the arrangements for Diane Ford Bagley.