Heather Faye Bailey Shanklin

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  • "Heather, I'm so sorry. I'm sorry we hadn't seen each other..."
    - Courtney Upton
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    - Jessica Sadauskas
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    - Uncle Bill
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TROY, Ala. - Heather Faye Bailey Shanklin, Spc. USARNG, of Troy, Ala., died in a single-automobile accident Nov. 21, 2007.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Richlands First Free Will Baptist Church on Barbee Road, with the Rev. Volney Bryan officiating.

Heather was born Sept. 12, 1985. She was a proud member of the Army National Guard and served in Iraq with the 690th Chemical Company from May 2006 to January 2007. She was proud of her service to her country and referred to herself as an "all-American soldier." After her unit was returned to the United States and she was deactivated, she worked at Sikorsky Aircraft Company in Troy, Ala.

She is survived by her mother, Donna Upton Bailey; and younger sister, Lottye J. Bailey, both of Richlands. She also leaves three brothers, Trinity, Shawn and Joshua, all of Fort Payne, Ala.; her grandparents, Capt. USN/Ret. Bill and Mary Upton of Richlands; plus many aunts, uncles and cousins who loved her dearly and will miss her immeasurably. An American soldier finally home.

In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to Onslow Community Ministries Inc. in Jacksonville.

Arrangements are by Kerby Funeral Home in Henagar, Ala.

Published in Jacksonville Daily News from Nov. 24 to Nov. 28, 2007