Funeral services for J. B. Bailey of Vaiden were at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 3, in Oliver Funeral Home Chapel, with burial following in Midway Cemetery near Vaiden.
Rev. Dean Stewart and Rev. Rob Banks officiated the services.
Visitation was Monday, December 2, from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m., at Oliver Funeral Home.
Mr. Bailey died of heart failure at his residence on Friday, November 29. He was 91 years old.
Mr. Bailey was a retired farmer and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, proudly serving during the Burma Road Campaign. He was a member of Blackmonton Presbyterian Church and a lifelong resident of Carroll County. He was loved by many. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Self Cooke Bailey; his parents, Thomas J. and Maggie Lambkin Bailey; four sisters; and three brothers.
Survivors include his stepdaughters, Jean Stewart of Vaiden, Judy Allen of Tyrone, Ga., and Sandra Welch of Vaiden; stepson, Wayne Cooke of Vaiden; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; a special niece, Josie Minchew of Vaiden; and a dear friend, Jerry Shirley, whom Mr. Bailey thought of as a son.
Pallbearers were Jerry Shirley, Charles Hull, Jerry Peacock, Kent Plunkett, John Allen, and Danny Banks. Honorary pallbearers were Marion Jones, Joe Don Jones, B. B. Sanders, William Garrett, Jerry Summerhill, Dr. Tom Dulin, Eddie Peoples, Charles Ellis, Wayne Alford, Trae Dance, Bobby Noah, and Dent Turner.
Memorial contributions may be made to Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital in Jackson or to St. Jude Children's Research Center in Memphis.