Clyde Bailey, 73 of Graceville passed away Monday, Jan. 10, 2011. Mr. Clyde was born in Calhoun County, on Jan. 28, 1937 to the late Samuel Lee and Bessie Lee Lauramore Bailey. He was a member of Corinth Baptist Church where he served as deacon, Sunday School teacher and VBS director. Mr. Clyde, beloved by all, has worked with Piggly Wiggly for many years. He owned and operated Felters Seafood Restaurant for several years. Mr. Clyde will always be remembered for his way of winning a child's heart, giving them a piece of gum, holding them while their parent shopped and supporting not only his grandchildren in their extra curricular activities, but all the children in the community. Most of all, his passion was teaching and reaching out to young hearts about the love of Jesus.
Preceded in death by his wife, Syble, granddaughter Maggie Danielle Wilkins, two brothers Lloyd Bailey, Jimmy Earl Bailey.
Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Danny Wilkins, granddaughters Emily Wilkins, Amy Wilkins all of Defuniak Springs; four brothers and sisters-in-law Hayward and Charlotte Bailey of Slocomb, AL, James and Judy Bailey of Graceville, Bobby and Linda Bailey of Hartford, AL, Donnie and Faye Bailey of Slocomb, AL; sister-in-law Peggy Bailey of Columbus, GA; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Max and Corrine Clark of Crestview, special friend Shirley Cassidy of Graceville; and a host nieces and nephews."
Funeral services were held, Jan. 13, at Corinth Baptist Church with the Rev. Earl Hendrix officiating. Burial followed in church cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing.