Clemis Lucille Bailey

Mrs. Clemis Lucille Bailey, 91, Centre, passed away Monday, Jan. 28. 2008, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Perry Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Gandy and Dr. George Cobb officiating. Interment will be at 1 p.m. CST at Oaknoll Cemetery in Rome, Ga. Perry Funeral Home directing.

Mrs. Bailey was a native of Cleburne County, the daughter of the late W.L. and Elizabeth Day Presley. She was a member of the Centre First United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. Clemis worked in her younger years at Celanese Corp. of America and was a licensed beautician. She did many hours of volunteer work, more than 10,000 hours at Cherokee Medical Center as a Pink Lady. Even after she was wheelchair-bound, she came to volunteer at the hospital, greeting visitors at the front desk. Clemis was known by all for her unique wit and personality.

Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Ed Bailey; stepson, Jimmy (Jackie) Bailey of Pell City; niece, Misty (Patrick) Wiener of North Palm Beach, Fla.; nephew, Greg Gray of Texas; sister-in-law, Peggy Bailey of Collinsville; and a host of step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

Special thanks to Cherokee Medical Center Hospice Caregivers, Mary Sasser, Hazel Hobson, Loilene Pearson and Luverne Rooks.

Pallbearers are Tim Griffith, Tracy Cole, Mack Tillery, Gary Tucker, Don Fath and Jackie Bailey.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Centre First United Methodist Church, the Order of the Eastern Star or the Cherokee Medical Center Auxiliary.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight.

Funeral Home

PERRY FUNERAL HOME, INC
1611 EAST BYP Centre, AL 35960
(256) 927-3222

Published in The Gadsden Times on Jan. 30, 2008