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Alexander Clark-Kennedy
B: 2017-07-21
D: 2017-07-22
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Clark-Kennedy , Alexander
Wesley McCartney
B: 1946-08-03
D: 2017-07-21
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McCartney, Wesley
Mildred Swale
B: 1926-06-15
D: 2017-07-14
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Swale, Mildred
Dorothy Vogenitz
B: 1930-04-23
D: 2017-07-13
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Vogenitz , Dorothy
Patt Lankster
B: 1935-04-24
D: 2017-07-04
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Lankster , Patt
Bessie Wilson
B: 1915-11-15
D: 2017-06-30
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Wilson , Bessie
Don Massella
B: 1930-09-25
D: 2017-06-28
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Massella, Don
Richard Bannon
D: 2017-06-25
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Bannon , Richard
William Linke
B: 1952-01-02
D: 2017-06-07
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Linke, William
Joseph Wixted
B: 2001-08-12
D: 2017-06-07
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Wixted, Joseph
Marilyn Coble
B: 1931-12-29
D: 2017-06-01
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Coble, Marilyn
Lillian Martin
B: 1923-07-01
D: 2017-05-27
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Martin , Lillian
Iris Cintron
B: 1926-09-13
D: 2017-05-27
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Cintron, Iris
Bill Padgett
B: 1954-10-21
D: 2017-05-22
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Padgett, Bill
Robert Johnson
B: 1937-07-03
D: 2017-05-21
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Johnson , Robert
George Hosford
B: 1938-12-21
D: 2017-05-19
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Hosford , George
Christopher Garrow
B: 1956-06-27
D: 2017-05-18
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Garrow, Christopher
Barbara McGuire
B: 1957-06-04
D: 2017-05-17
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McGuire, Barbara
Cliff Plourd
B: 1935-01-24
D: 2017-05-14
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Plourd, Cliff
Janet Rothwell
B: 1926-04-12
D: 2017-05-09
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Rothwell , Janet
Patricia Hill
B: 1931-12-07
D: 2017-04-23
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Hill, Patricia

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301 Big Tree Road
South Daytona, FL 32119
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Our History

Baggett-Wetherby Funeral Home was founded in 1917 by prominent pioneer residents Jerome Wetherby, and Billie B. Baggett, who also served as Daytona Beach's third mayor.

By 1935, Billie was president of the company, which was then known as the Baggett, Whetherby & McIntosh Company. One of their most notable services was the funeral of John. D. Rockefeller, the well-known American industrialist and philanthropist who died at his Ormond Beach home in 1937.

Larry Summers, former owner of Baggett & Summers Funeral Home

Billie sold the business to Wilmans Byington Baggett (his son) and Charles S. McIntosh in 1946. The funeral home was then known as Baggett-McIntosh until 1973, when it was renamed as Baggett & Summers Funeral Home to reflect the co-ownership of Lawrence J. "Larry" Summers (pictured at right).

In 1960, Baggett-McIntosh converted an old restaurant building at 543 Halifax Drive to establish Port Orange's first funeral home. The funeral home was managed by Glenn Cardwell, and his wife, Thelma, for six years until they purchased the business and renamed it Cardwell Funeral Home.

Glenn, a licensed funeral director and embalmer, began his funeral service career in 1949, and later served as president of the Cardwell-Lewis Crematory. The couple understood the area's small-town concept of "people helping people," and adapted a neighborly business approach that earned their funeral home a reputation as one of the fairest in the area.

In 1973, Glenn and Thelma moved their funeral home business to its current South Ridgewood location. By 1980, the couple had served the Port Orange community through various avenues for decades and decided it was time to retire. Their daughter, Christine Cardwell Doughty (pictured at right), continues to work at the funeral home ensuring the traditions endure. To this day, she welcomes every family with the Cardwell Family signature charm.

Christine and the funeral home staff moved into a beautifully renovated building on Oct. 11, 2016. The South Daytona location (301 Big Tree Road) is about two miles north of their old South Ridgewood facility.


Cardwell, Baggett and Summers Photo Album


Our Beginnings
Baggett-Wetherby Funeral Home was founded in 1917 by prominent pioneer residents Jerome Wetherby, and Billie B. Baggett, who also served as Daytona Beach's third mayor.

736 South Beach Street
This historic Daytona Beach funeral home building has been known as Baggett-Wetherby Funeral Home; Baggett, Whetherby & McIntosh Company; Baggett-McIntosh; and Baggett & Summers Funeral Home.

Baggett's South Side Chapel
Baggett's South Side Chapel, which opened in 1960, was the first funeral home in Port Orange.

543 Halifax Drive
This building was converted from a seafood restaurant before it became a funeral home, but was originally constructed as a two-story home for Port Orange's first mayor, Dr. H.K. DuBois.

Glenn Cardwell
Glenn Cardwell operated Port Orange's first funeral home for six years before purchasing the business and renaming it Cardwell Funeral Home. In 1966, he also opened the Cardwell-Lewis Crematory on Charles Street, which was the first crematory in Volusia County.

3571 South Ridgewood Avenue
Glenn Cardwell and his wife, Thelma, moved their funeral home business to South Ridgewood in 1973.

Cardwell Funeral Home (1996)

Cardwell, Baggett and Summers Funeral Home & Crematory (2014)

Cardwell, Baggett & Summers Funeral Home (2016)
301 Big Tree Road, South Daytona, FL 32119

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