She was born July 31, 1931, in Knox County, Ky., a daughter of the late Boad Baker and Nannie Baker.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Bailey; infant daughter, Ruby Bailey; sisters, Ruby Goodin and Agnes Alons; brothers, Billy Baker, Guy Carpenter, ; sister and brother-in-laws, Fred Warren, Floyd Warren, Raymond Bailey, Walter Bailey, and Taylor and Creasie Mills, James Webb
Left to mourn her passing are the following members of her family: her children, who will mourn their truly great mother, Dan and Betty Jane Bailey, Nannie Allen, Tutty and John Henry Holland, Jenny and Richard Dunn, John Bailey Jr., and Melissa and David Sowders; her siblings, Pauline Warren, Thelma Webb, Jim and Jean Baker, Charlie and Judy Baker, Bernie Alons, Virgie Carpenter, Lucy Harbin; her in-laws, Dora Warren, Bill and Tamara Bailey, Elbert and Janice Bailey, Louise and Russell Reed, Ray and Virgie Bailey, Nina Bailey, and Boyd Goodin. She was also blessed with 14 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and a host of other friends, relatives and loved ones.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, May 19, at Riverside Baptist Church at Fourmile, with the Rev. Charles F. Jones officiating.
Burial will be in Green Hills Memorial Gardens, Middlesboro. Pallbearers will be Scott Allen, Samson Bailey, Waylon Dunn, Kyle Dunn, Steve Bailey, Travis Bailey, and Jeff Allen. Honorary pallbearers will be David Chander Sowders, Dustin Warren, Dr. Emanuel H,. Rader, and Larry Allen.
Visitation is from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Creech-Durham Funeral Home, Middlesboro, which is in charge of arrangements.