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Dana James-Agnew

Baton Rouge, LA, 1952 - 2022

Dana James-Agnew passed away peacefully Oct. 9, 2022, in Baton Rouge, La., after suffering for many years with Alzheimer's. She was born Jan. 1, 1952, to Helen Wellborn James and Claude James in Memphis, Tenn. A talented interior decorator, she owned James-Agnew Interiors from 1997 until she retired in 2007. She was an accomplished watercolor artist who enjoyed gifting her paintings to others. As an avid golfer, she served as President of the CCLA LGA multiple times. She loved to travel, spend time with her grandchildren and volunteer. She was a beautiful soul that will be dearly missed. Dana is survived by her husband of 25 years, Samuel L. Agnew of Baton Rouge, La.; two daughters: Heather Womble Allerheiligen of Denham Springs, La., and Ashley Womble (Heston) Hodges of Baton Rouge, La.; and three grandchildren: Emma Allerheiligen, Holt Hodges, and Wolf Hodges. Dana is also survived by three stepsons: Ben Agnew of Prairieville, La., Bryson {Jodi) Agnew of Baton Rouge, La. and Drayton Agnew of Baton Rouge, La.; and five step-granddaughters: Sophia, Chloe, Emery, Elise and Ella Agnew. She is also survived by her older brother, Roger James of Olive Branch, Miss., and her older sister, Debora Duckworth of Little Rock, Ark. She is preceded in death by her parents. A service to honor Dana's life and memory is being planned and details will be announced when complete. Thanks to the wonderful staff and caregivers of Home Instead and St. James Place/Highland Court. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Dana's memory to Charlie's Place Activity and Respite Center, Alzheimer's Services of the Capitol Area, 3772 North Blvd, Baton Rouge, La., 70806, phone number 225-334-7494, or online at Please visit to view the online guestbook and express condolences.

Published October 16, 2022

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