Linda S. Bailey

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Linda S. Bailey passed away peacefully at her home in Heflin on December 21, 2014, after an extended illness. Funeral service will be Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church with Dr. Don Carroll officiating. The body will lie in state for one hour prior to the service. Visitation will be today December 23, 2014, at Dryden Funeral Home in Heflin, Ala. from 5-7 p.m. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Bill Bailey; sons, Skipper Bailey and Justin Bailey; granddaughter, Miranda Bailey; special friend, Jennifer Hubbard; sister, Mary Ola Fordham (Neal); brothers, Wayne Skinner (Carolyn), Neal Skinner (Sybil), Ross Skinner (Sue).Pallbearers will be Kevin Brooks, Mark Vise, Leon Nelson, John Williamson, John Edwards and David Ledbetter. Pallbearers will be Kevin Brooks, Mark Vise, Leon Nelson, John Williamson, John Edwards and David Ledbetter. Linda was the daughter of the late Lloyd Skinner and Lavada Champion Skinner. She grew up in Heflin and graduated from Cleburne County High School in 1963. She attended Jacksonville State University and worked as a reporter for The Anniston Star prior to meeting her husband, William R. (Bill) Bailey. They were married in 1968 and moved to Texas for a brief period. In 1971 they returned to Linda's hometown of Heflin and opened Bill Bailey's Hickory House Restaurant. Linda's smile and out going personality helped make the restaurant a success. No one was a stranger to Linda she made everyone feel welcomed. After selling the restaurant, Linda went on to have a successful career with Colonial Bank (formerly Bank of Heflin). She retired from Colonial Bank in 2006 after twenty years of service as an Information Security Specialist in Corporate Compliance. Linda liked flowers, enjoyed reading and loved being with her family most of all. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Ralph Skinner. Dryden Funeral Home 256-463-2287 Visit our website: drydenfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Anniston Star on Dec. 23, 2014
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