Born 6-28-1914 - Died 3-31-2002
Carl William Bailey, 87, of Sidney, son of the late John and Dell Bailey was born June 28, 1914, in Dewitt, Ark. He died Sunday, March 31, 2002, in Batesville. He was married to Noba Ann Stroud on July 17, 1938, in Maxville, Ark. To this union five children were born. He spent most of his working years as a sawmill operator. He was a member of the Concord Missionary Baptist Church.Survivors include two daughters, and one son-in-law, Sharon Jeffrey of Batesville, and Marion and David Herrington of Sidney; one son and daughter-in-law, James and Jennylee Bailey of Mt. Pleasant; one sister, Osie Duke of Sidney; one half-brother, Ernest Dean Bailey of Yuma, Ariz.; 25 grandchildren, Rickey Bailey, Steve Dew, Pam Bailey, Jimmy Bailey, Randy and Debbie Gilstrap, Randy and Teresa Guiltner, Missy and Terry Kimble, Mike and Catrina Hendrix, Bobbie Jo Bookout, Lisa Wimbish, Mark and Jeanne Herrington, Toro and Carla Sullins, Brian and Angie Vest, Vanessa Herrington, Aaron and Gina Jeffrey, Zachary Jeffrey, and Samantha Jeffrey; 24 great-grandchildren, Breann Bailey, Kiera Bailey, Cody Stuart, James Bailey, Christina Dew, Kaylee Gilstrap, Brandi Gilstrap, Bailey Gilstrap, Jodi Rush, Courtney Bookout, Tabatha Bailey, Conley Hendrix, Taylor Wimbish, Bobby Connor, T. J. Sullins, Jaegar Sullins, Crystal and Daniel Bailey, Brandon Sullins, Eric Sullins, Hunter Guiltner, Jackson Kimble, Lucian Humphrey, Jackson Humphrey, and many nieces, nephews and friends.He was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother, Janie Bailey; wife, Noba Ann Stroud Bailey; two sons, Douglas and Paul Bailey; four brothers, Ray, General, Elmer and Silas Bailey; five half-brothers, Charles, John Henry, Vernie Lee, Deek (Earnie), and Dan Bailey; and two half-sisters, Cybl and Sylvia Bailey.Services were Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at the Cornerstone Baptist Church with Matthew Adam and Alvin Wiles officiating. Burial was in the Barren Fork Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Eddie's Family Funeral Home of Melbourne.Pallbearers were Mark Herrington, Rickey Bailey, Jimmy Bailey, Aaron Jeffrey, Randy Guiltner, and Brian Vest.Honorary pallbearers were Toro Sullins, Terry Kimble, Allen Bailey, and James Bailey.