Anne Washington Hagood (Barnwell)

Anne Washington Hagood, 89, of Barnwell, entered into eternal rest on October 5, 2017 at Sweetgrass Village Assisted Living in Mt. Pleasant.

Anne was the widow of Thomas Barrett Hagood, to whom she was married for 67 years. Anne is survived by her five children: Barrett (Cindy) Hagood of Calhoun, Ga.; Brew (Libby) of Sullivan’s Island, Betts (Marc) Funderburk of North Augusta, Elizabeth (Bill) Craver of Sullivan’s Island, and Robert (Laura) Hagood of Wilmington, DE. Anne was adored by her thirteen grandchildren: Allen (Kristi) Hagood, Tommy (Tammy) Hagood, Johnson Hagood, Bates Hagood, Miriam Hagood, Katherine Hagood, Jennie (Judd) Haithcock, Anne Funderburk, Kate Funderburk, Will Craver, Sam Craver, John Craver and Jack Hagood; and her four great-grandchildren: Taela Rice, Benjamin Hagood, and Avery and Callie Haithcock.

Anne was born on January 22, 1928, and was the second of seven children of William Harold Washington and Miriam Betts Washington. Anne’s brothers and sisters also survive her: Bill Washington of Birmingham, Ala.; Margaret Waycaster of Morgantown, W. Va.; Emory Washington (Betty Lou) of Ponte Vedra, Fla.; Mary King of Simpsonville; Bobby (Ann) Washington and Jim (Emily) Washington of Norfolk, Va.

Anne attended public schools in Clemson, where her father was the Dean of Men at Clemson College, now Clemson University. Anne graduated from Winthrop College and taught school in Sumter, South Carolina before she met her husband-to-be, Tommy, on a visit to Barnwell. After their marriage, Anne became an active member of the Barnwell community. Believing that young children needed to start their education before entering the first grade, Anne started and operated the Mother Goose Kindergarten and made certain that her students were exposed to music, art, creative play and French. Anne was also an entrepreneur. She started and operated a boutique shop selling children’s clothing, gifts and needlework. She and Tommy started and ran an income tax business for over thirty years. Anne was the first woman elected to the School Board in Barnwell and was a founding member of the Board of Directors for the Barnwell County Museum and served as the chairperson for 26 years. Anne was an active member of the Barnwell United Methodist Church where she and Tommy raised their children.

Friends and relatives were invited to attend a funeral service to celebrate the life of Anne Hagood at the Barnwell United Methodist Church, 236 Main Street, on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 2 p.m. The family received friends one hour before the service in the sanctuary. Burial followed the funeral service at the cemetery adjacent to the Church of the Holy Apostles located at 9357 Patterson Street. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Barnwell United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 126, Barnwell, SC 29812, or the Barnwell County Museum, Marlboro Avenue, Barnwell, SC 29812.

Mole Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Please visit the online registry at molefh.com.