Sarah R. Bailey

Sarah Royster Bailey, 90, of Colonial Heights, passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at the Colonial Heights Health Care Center.

She was born on Sept. 14, 1922, in Dinwiddie County, Va., to the late Edward Graves and Elizabeth Owen Royster, and was preceded in death by her husband, Robert O. Bailey.

Survivors include her sons, Marvin L. Wells and wife, Betty, of Virgilina, Collis E. Wells and wife, Sally, of Northport, Ala., Harold L. Wells and wife, Vickie, of Colonial Heights; her daughter, Elizabeth W. "Sissy" Brandt and husband, Carl, of Colonial Heights; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Doris Boyd of Dinwiddie and Rachel Winn of Blackstone.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in the Colonial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, 2033 Boulevard, with the Rev. Mike Osborne officiating. Interment to follow in Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Colonial Heights Baptist Church, Building Fund, 17201 Jefferson Davis Highway, Colonial Heights, VA 23834. Condolences may be registered at

Funeral Home

E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory
2033 Boulevard  Colonial Heights, VA 23834
(804) 526-3400

Published in The Progress-Index on Dec. 14, 2012