Thomas E. Bailey, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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AUGUSTA, Ga. - Dr. Thomas Edward Bailey, Sr. of Augusta, GA died Monday, January 4, 2010 at Kentwood Nursing Home. A native of Augusta, Dr. Bailey graduated from Augusta College and earned his M.D. in 1939 from the Medical College of Georgia. He was a member of the Phi Rho Sigma medical fraternity. He served his country in the Pacific Theatre in the U.S. Army Medical Corps in WW II. He was a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Bailey was an outstanding pediatrician noted for his gentle nature and keen sense of humor. He cared for three generations of children in Augusta. He was Chief of Pediatrics at University Hospital. He was a member of various professional and civic boards and committees throughout his career. Dr. Bailey was a member of the Augusta Country Club, the Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken, SC, the Kiwanis Club, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree and the Irish American Heritage Society where he served as the 1984 Grand Marshall of the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. He was an avid golfer. Dr. Bailey was a congregant and active member of St. Mary on-the- Hill Catholic Church. Dr. Bailey is preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Mulherin Bailey; a daughter, Louise Costello Bailey and a son, John Larkin Bailey. Survivors include two sons: Dr. Thomas E. Bailey, Jr. (Anne) of Augusta, Bernard Joseph Bailey of New York City, NY; three daughters: Sarah Bailey Duncan (Horace) of Augusta, Patricia Ann Bailey of Austin, TX, Georgia Bailey Usry (Horace) of Baltimore, MD; eight grandchildren: Alyssa Bailey McGrath (Chad), Maura Teresa Bailey, Thomas Edward Bailey III, Caldwell Mulherin Bernard Bailey, Larkin Woodward Bailey, Joseph McGrath Duncan (Kari), Dr. Elizabeth Duncan Alva (Adam), Georgia Carolyn Usry; great grandchildren: Maura Katherine McGrath, John Alexander McGrath; and sister: Clara Lopez of Whippany, NJ. The family would like to express gratitude to Mrs. Barbara Short and Mrs. Martha Luke for their devoted care. Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church with Rev. Gerald Ragan, celebrant. Interment will follow at Westover Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Larkin Holmes, Henry Holmes, Edward Holmes, Dr. John D. Reynolds III, Caldwell Mulherin Bernard Bailey, Joseph McGrath Duncan, Thomas Edward Bailey III, Timothy Chad McGrath, and Dennis Michael Leonard, Jr. Memorials may be made to St. Michael's Church School, 803 Lovell Avenue, Tybee Island, GA 31328, or MCG Foundation, Children's Medical Center, 1021 15th St. Suite 6, Augusta, GA 30901-3197. Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. A guestbook may be signed on our site www.thomaspoteet.com

The Augusta Chronicle-January 7, 2010


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