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BAILEY, Lester, Sr. Lester V. Bailey, Sr. of Newnan, GA (formerly of Mascot, TN) passed away on Saturday, August 28, 2010 at the age of 80. He went to Central High School in Knoxville, TN. He was an US Army Veteran. Lester retired from Kraft Foods. He was a 32nd Degree Master Mason. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family. He also enjoyed NASCAR and the Atlanta Braves. He was a dedicated member of Heatherwood Baptist Church in Newnan, GA where he thoroughly enjoyed the Master Son's Sunday school class. He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Joann Bailey; and a grandson and great-grandson. He is survived by his sons, Lester Bailey, Jr. and his wife, Jeanie, and Bob Bailey and his wife, Cindy; daughters, Teresa Smith and husband, Franklin, and Yvette Sala and husband, Rick; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Wanda Cameron of Knoxville, TN. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 11:00am at Heatherwood Baptist Church in Newnan, GA with Dr. Tom Daugherty officiating. Mr. Lester will lie in state for one hour prior to service. Interment will follow service at Sherwood Memorial Park in Jonesboro, GA. Visitation will be on Monday, August 30, 2010 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home in Peachtree City, GA. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Heatherwood Baptist Church Building Fund, Newnan, GA.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Aug. 30, 2010
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