HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Mr. John Artice Bailey, age 79, entered into rest peacefully on Friday, July 27, 2001. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., on Sunday, July 29, 2001, from Pine Hill Baptist Church with Pastor Emeritus Julius D. Turner and Rev. Robert Driggers officiating. He will lie in state from 2 p.m. until the hour of service. Interment will be held 11 a.m., Monday, July 30, 2001, at Westover Memorial Park. Mr. Bailey was a native of Wilkes County. He was retired from the Georgia Railroad, where he served as a union representative for many years. A member of Pine Hill Baptist Church, he was Deacon Emeritus and served as chairman of the Deacon Board for 25 years. Mr. Bailey was a member of the Cadle Mens Bible Class. He was also a member of the Richmond Masonic Lodge 412. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Annie Cadle Bailey, Hephzibah; two sons, Charlie Wayne Bailey, Hephzibah, Richard E. Bailey, Evans; one daughter, Vera J. Whitener, Hephzibah; 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Ricky Bryan, Michael Bailey, Robert Bailey, John A. Bailey, Troy Totten, Ken Bailey and Keith Davis. Serving as Honorary pallbearers will be Deacons and the Cadle Bible Class of Pine Hill Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pine Hill Baptist Church, 4233 Old Waynesboro Road, Hephzibah, GA 30815. Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 2524 Lumpkin Road.
The Augusta Chronicle-July 29, 2001