Jimmy Luther Agan

January 14, 1947February 12, 2013
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Jimmy Luther Agan, 66, born in Bremen, Georgia January 14, 1947, passed away Tuesday, - February 12, 2013, after years of valiantly fighting cancer, surgeries, dialysis and pneumonia. His parents are the late Pledger and Maulsie Myrlene, his grandparents are the late Luther Montreville and Lonie Posey Agan. He is survived by his wife, Mary Rayborn Agan, and his loving children, Gabriel Lee Agan (Lindy Mahler Agan), Abbey Monica Agan (Wes Ross), and Amanda Myrlene Agan; as well as his beloved brother, Tim Agan (Sara), his mother-in- law, Lois Ellis Eggleston Rayborn Post, and several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and wonderful bakery co-workers. Jimmy loved owning and operating Agan's Bakery in Cartersville. His family moved here in 1961, and Pledger owned a bakery on Church Street. Jimmy played varsity football at Bremen High School as a freshman and, transferring, was an allstate player at Cartersville High School, where he also held for a time the shot put record on the track team and graduated in 1965. He received his Bachelor of Science degree majoring in sociology and minoring in psychology from West Georgia College, where he threw the shot put on the track team. He served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves during the Vietnam era. He started his bakery in 1982, and it has become a landmark. Jimmy loved to ride motorcycles and at one time white water canoeing. He had been very strong and was a weight lifter. He most loved spending time with family and talking with friends and customers and will be greatly missed

Memorial Services will be held 11:00 A.M., Saturday, February 16, 2013 from St. Francis Catholic Church, Cartersville, GA with Father Dan Stack officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M., Friday, February 15, 2013 in the chapel of Owen Funeral Home. The family requests contributions made to either the American Cancer Society or St. Francis Catholic Church. Please visit to post tributes and sign the on-line register. Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Dr., Cartersville, GA 30120 has charge of the arrangements.


  • Visitation Friday, February 15, 2013
  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 16, 2013

Jimmy Luther Agan

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Loretta Brown

March 22, 2013

To Abbey and the Agan family: I am so sorry for your loss and even more so for just hearing about it. May God bless you all and keep you always is my prayer. He will always be with you because of the memories you share.

John Blackwell

February 17, 2013

Very sorry for your loss. Jim was a good man and a proud father.

Guy and Billie Gaskin

February 17, 2013

We were saddened to hear of Jim's death but know he endured so much in his sickness. Jim was such a wonderful friend to my brother, Jerry Hackney, and it was such a comfort to us in his being there for Jerry. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family and all who loved Jim.

Ruthie Harris

February 17, 2013

Mary, I remember Jim so fondly. May God comfort you and bring you peace.

Faye Floyd

February 16, 2013

Mary I pray for you and your family. Jimmy will be missed by so many for his kindness thru out his time from early child hood when the Agan's moved to Cartersville.
He and his family have always been so grateful for what they had and always looking to help others.
God Bless you all! You are in my Prayers!!

Ken Goss

February 16, 2013

Mary,My heart is grieved regarding Jim's death. I did not know until much too late. He was a true friend, and was always faithful in love and responsibility. Because of Jim's heart, character and example, your children can walk anywhere with their heads high. And you, Mary, are being lifted-up by so many,with sincere, heartfelt support in this hour. Jim, your walk here touched so many. Semper Fidelis, dear friend.

Ellis Murray & Family

February 16, 2013

May Our Lord Guide, Protect, Comfort & Bless the family as jimmy prepares a place for them at his side. Hope, Love, Peace, Joy be with you always.

Richard Young, MD

February 16, 2013

Mary & Family - so sorry for your loss of Jim. Although I have not seen him in years, he was one of the first friends I had when we moved to Cartersville in the early 1980s. I still have a picture of the two of us together running the 1981 Peachtree Road Race. Those were good times. May God's grace get you, Gabe, Abbey and Mandy though these difficult times. Jim will always be remembered as a friend.

Kit Bradshaw

February 15, 2013

Mary & family: I am deeply saddened by Jim's passing but relieved that he suffers no more. Trish informed me today and I have reflected about Jim and thought about the wonderful early times all day. I showed my family our senior football photos and your family slideshow. Jim was a friend and always kind and considerate. He was my protector not only in football but off the field, too. Mary, I attached my family pajama party at Christmas for you to show to your family and friends. That's my youngest, Miles, who is 27, in the Scooby Do costume in front. The 3 children are all from Kit II, who is in back next to the tree. Love, Prayers and Blessings to the Agans from the Bradshaws. Kit

Marie Haney

February 15, 2013

Jimmy was a very kind gentleman, he will be missed by many. May our Sweet Jesus give you peace and comfort during these days of suffering, and know in your hearts that he is in a place we all long to be one day. God Bless and Keep You all Safe, Marie Haney, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church