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Donald Bailey

FORT MILL -- Mr. Donald Ray Bailey, 65, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, at his home.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, at Doby's Bridge Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Edgar McCall officiating.

Born in Fort Mill, Mr. Bailey was a son of the late Thomas Franklin Bailey and Sophie Brooks Bailey. He attended Elon College. Mr. Bailey was an electrician and retired from Duke Power. He loved the Lord and was a member of Doby's Bridge Presbyterian Church, where he was an elder. He enjoyed singing in the church choir and was looking forward to the Christmas Cantata. He was a kind and gentle man, and a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Surviving are his wife of 38 years, Patricia West Bailey; his son, Jeff Bailey and his wife, Tonya, of Fort Mill; his daughter, Wendy Montgomery and her husband, Stacey, of Fort Mill; his sister, Lily Mae Noland of Clover; and eight grandchildren, David Lee Rogers, Amy Bailey, Matt Montgomery, John Bailey, Maggie Bailey, Morgan Montgomery, Jackson Bailey and Reagan Montgomery. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Amy Bailey (1986) and a grandchild, Casey Montgomery.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008, at Doby's Bridge Presbyterian Church and other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to Doby's Bridge Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 1028, Fort Mill, SC 29716.

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