KINSTON - James LaVerne Bailey, 79, of Kinston passed away on Monday, December 23, 2013. Mr. Bailey was born in Harnett County on January 22, 1934, to the late James Cleon and Inez King Bailey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Ina Jean Powell of Fayetteville. Mr. Bailey was a retired Pipefitter with DuPont. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Kinston and a member of the NC Baptist Men Disaster Relief. Survivors include his wife, Margaret H. Bailey of the home; sons Philip A. Bailey of Conyers, Ga. and Flynn P. Bailey of Winterville; grandchildren Steven P. Bailey and Seth C. Bailey; daughter-in-law Katherine W. Bailey; sisters Faye Roberts of Angier and Gayle Byrd of Charlotte. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, December 26, 2013, at Howard-Carter Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. with Dr. Chuck Towery officiating. Burial will follow the service at Pinelawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the NC Baptist Men Disaster Relief Fund. On-line condolences may be sent to howardandcarter.com. Howard-Carter Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Sign the guest book at Kinston.com. (Paid obituary)
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Published in Free Press from Dec. 24 to Dec. 27, 2013