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CAROLYN AIRLENE SAPP BAILEY On January 23, 2013, Carolyn A. Sapp Bailey, 81, of Ft. Pierce, Florida passed peacefully in her sleep at St. Lucie Hospice House. Carolyn was born on December 10, 1931 in Douglas, Georgia, daughter of Walter L. and Caroline Carver Sapp. The family permanently settled in Fort Pierce when she was four. Her father owned a sawmill. Carolyn began her school years at the Indrio Road Schoolhouse and graduated from St. Lucie County High School in 1950. Carolyn was a Sunday School teacher and an active member of Community United Methodist Church. In the past 6 years attended First United Methodist Church with family. During their marriage, Carolyn was an integral part of each business they operated; from their early years in irrigation, to Cody L. Bailey Construction, Inc. as Secretary/Treasurer and as co-owner of C&C Rentals. She served alongside Cody as a Jayceette, all the way to State Presidency and beyond. Carolyn was instrumental in the beginning of Indian River Community College- now known as Indian River State College- going door to door having petitions signed for it's start. Always politically active she served as secretary in the late 60's of the Democratic Executive Committee. Her fondest memory was attending Hayden Burns Governor's Ball. One of her favorite past times revolved around the use of their home pool to teach kids to swim through the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Department- although she herself never swam. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years, Cody L. Bailey, her father and mother, and grandson, Shawn Michael Davi. Survivors include her daughter, Linda Bailey Davi and her husband, Steve and 5 grandchildren, Angela Michele Dees and husband Michael Dees, Michael Best and wife Angela Bartow, Wyndi R. Wright, Cody L. Best and wife Staci, Kelly Immoos; and six great-grandchildren, Shawn Immoos, Bryce Doss, Jade Miensma, Alexis and Skylar Best and Brady Matthews-Wright. She is also survived by son, Britt Edward Bailey, 3 grandchildren Melissa B. Peavy and her husband Mark, Trisha Lynn Bailey, Brittany Nicole Bailey; and 3 great- grandchildren, Layla Meador, Hunter Williams and Mariah Peavy. Survived by sisters, Shirley Reed of Loganville, GA, Betty Newell of Okeechobee, FL and Ruth Pelosi of Stuart, FL. Memorial contributions may be made to the Treasure Coast Hospice, 5000 Dunn Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34981. www.TCHospice.org or to the First United Methodist Children's Home, c/o First United Methodist Church, 616 Orange Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34950. Services: Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 5-7 PM at Haisley Funeral Home. A service will be conducted on Friday, February 1, 2013 at 4:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church, Fort Pierce. Arrangements are under the direction of Haisley Funeral & Cremation Service. An online guest book may be signed at www.haisleyfuneralhome.com Paid Obituary
Published in the TC Palm on Jan. 27, 2013