2017-10-12 / Obituaries

Robert Lee Bailey

Mr. Robert Lee Bailey, 93, of Au­gusta, died Monday, October 2, 2017, at his home.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Friday, October 6, at Beulah Baptist Church in Tignall with Rev. Kevin Steele officiating. Burial, with full military honors, followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Bailey was born in Lincoln County and had lived in Augusta for 53 years. He was the son of the late Joel R. Bailey and Mae Walker Bailey. He was the husband of Janis Florence Bailey, was a retired Army Master Sergeant, after having served during World War II and the Korean Conflict. After serving his country for over 30 years, he retired after 34 years of service at the Du­Robert Pont Bomb Plant in plant security. He was a member of the National Hills Baptist Church in Augusta.

He is survived by his wife, Janis Florence Bailey, of Augusta; two daughters, Beverly B. Beddingfield (Elwyn) of Martinez and Ellen Le­onforte of N. Augusta; five grand­children, Dawn L. Galloway, Gary Beddingfield, Jan B. Embry, Amy L. Newton, and Eric Beddingfield; and fourteen great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were two grandsons, Gary Beddingfield and Eric Bed­dingfield; and four great-grandsons, Trey Galloway, Tim Galloway, Jackson Embry, and Garrick Em­bry.

Hopkins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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