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Charlie E. Baglan, Jr.

December 25, 1951 — August 25, 2020

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Charles E. (Charlie) Baglan, Jr. went to be with the Lord on August 25, 2020, from Baptist Memorial Hospital – East in Memphis, TN.

He leaves behind his wife, Mary Katherine Hyde Baglan, Courtland, MS, his son, Charles E. (Chase) Baglan, III, Courtland, MS and his daughter, Anna Katherine Baglan, Tucson, AZ.  He is also survived by his sisters, Teresa Lynn Baglan Swan of Jacksonville, FL, Lottie Baglan Bonhomme (Pascal) of New York, NY, Deborah Baglan Sinnett (J.T.) of Duluth, GA, and a brother, George Baglan of Greenwood, MS.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents Charles Enos Baglan and Mary Eunice Baglan Pigg, and his sisters, Patricia Baglan Willis, Mary Eunice Baglan Neivens, Margurita Baglan Clark, and a step-sister, Jean Pigg.

The family will celebrate Charlie's life 2:00 P.M. Friday afternoon, August 28, 2020, at the First United Methodist Church in Batesville, MS with the family receiving friends one hour prior to the service. There will be a live stream of the service provided for those who are unable to attend via a link here on our website closer to service time.

Per mandate orders, masks will be required to be worn for those in ttendance, along with adhering to the social distancing recommendation. Hand sanitizing stations will be placed throughout the church and are recommended to be used.

Charlie was born in Greenwood, Mississippi on December 25, 1951, to Charles Enos Baglan and Mary Eunice Baglan Pigg. He resided in Greenwood until graduating High School and started his pre-law degree at Mississippi State University. After obtaining a Bachelor Degree from Mississippi State, Charlie went on to Mississippi College School of Law where he received his Doctor of Jurisprudence.  Charlie was a member of the Batesville First United Methodist Church, Batesville, MS.

Charlie graduated from law school in 1978, and he became Governor Cliff Finch’s Executive Assistant and later became Gov. Finch’s Chief of Staff as well as Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Criminal Justice Planning (MSAC). Charlie’s duties were multifaceted and he also handled Gov. Finch’s judicial appointments and extradition hearings. After Finch’s term as governor ended, the two practiced law together in Batesville, MS until Gov. Finch’s death in 1986. Charlie took over the Finch firm and formed a partnership with two other lawyers for a short period of time and he then formed the law firm of Charlie Baglan & Associates and ultimately moved into Batesville’s old post office where he helped many people over the years. He maintained his law firm while also serving as Justice Court and Municipal Court Judge pro tem for the past 5 years. Charlie loved helping those in need and seeing them leave with smiles on their faces.

Charlie has received many awards over the years and has been heavily involved in many organizations like March of Dimes where he served as the County Chairman in the 1980s. He was voted one of Mississippi’s 50 leading attorneys in 2012 by the MS Business Journal along with having him presented in their magazine. He also rated “Very High Peer Review Rating in Legal Ability & Ethical Standards” by Martindale-Hubbell in 2016 which is titled BV Distinguished. The National Trial Lawyers voted him “Top 100” in 2013 – 2019 and The American Trial Lawyers Association voted him “Top 100” in 2007 – 2012. The National League of Renowned Attorneys voted Charlie “Top One Percent” in 2016 and he was presented the Kenneth G. Perry Professionalism Award in Recognition of Exceptional Professionalism, in the Practice of Workers’ Compensation Law by the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission. Charlie was recognized in 2015 by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys as one of the “10 Best” Attorneys for Mississippi for Client Satisfaction in the Practice Area of Personal Injury Law.

Charlie was a member of the American Bar Association, the Mississippi Bar Association, Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association, and American Trial Lawyers Association.

Charlie loved the practice of law and serving the community, but his favorite pastime was watching his bird dogs run in a field trial while riding horseback (with a glass of whiskey in hand). He spent his free time working in the barn and spending time with his horses, dogs, and sportscars. He shared these passions with his two greatest accomplishments, Chase and Anna.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations or memorials be made to Batesville First United Methodist Church, 119 Panola Avenue, Batesville, Mississippi 38606 or to the charity of your choice.

 

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Memorial Gathering

Friday, August 28, 2020

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

First United Methodist Church

119 Panola Avenue, Batesville, MS 38606

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Memorial Service

Friday, August 28, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

First United Methodist Church

119 Panola Avenue, Batesville, MS 38606

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