Frances Voncile Bailey, 83, passed away Saturday, January 11, 2014, in Ogeechee Area Hospice.
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She was born April 12, 1930, in Toomsboro, Ga., in Wilkinson County to Dennard Ralston and Clara Tarpley Freeman. After graduating high school, she attended Georgia Teachers' College in Statesboro. She was a homemaker and drove a school bus for the Bulloch County Board of Education for many years. She loved the Lord and in the past was a substitute piano player at Temple Hill Baptist Church. More recently, she attended Gracewood Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Ewell Bloys Bailey; her parents, three brothers, James R. Freeman, Joseph R. Freeman and Roswell Freeman; and grandson, Eric Steven Browning.
She is survived by three daughters, E. Dean Davis (Billy) of Statesboro, Sandra Browning (Steve) of Greenville, S.C., and Wanda Bibens (Todd) of Cocoa, Fla.; three grandsons, Michael Benton of Kennesaw, Nicholas Benton of Statesboro and Jeff W. Davis of Hamilton, Ala.; five great-grandchildren, two nieces, Robin Freeman Collette (Tim) of Bishop, Ga., and Marie Cunningham (Ray) of Salem, Ore.; three nephews, Steven Freeman (Brenda) of Austin, Texas, Robert Freeman of Toomsboro and Joseph Freeman of Athens, Ga.
Visitation will be held 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, January 16, at Hodges-Moore Funeral Home.
A celebration of her life will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, January 16, in the chapel of Hodges-Moore Funeral Home with Pastor Carlton Glen Hendrix officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Freeman, Nicholas Benton, Michael Benton, Todd Bibens, Steve Browning, Joe Freeman and Billy Davis.
Please visit our online memorial at www.hodgesmoore.com to sign the guestbook and share fond memories with the Bailey family.
Friends and family who wish may make donations to Ogeechee Area Hospice, P.O. Box 531, Statesboro, GA 30459.
Hodges-Moore Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.
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