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September 23, 2017

9/13/2017 12:30:00 PM
Beau Geste Bailey, 86, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
Beau Geste Bailey
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Beau Geste Bailey

Beau Geste Bailey, 86 retiree of Regal Rugs

Beau Geste Bailey, 86, of Madison died at 9:19 p.m. Monday, September 11, 2017, at his residence.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 14, 2017, at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services with the Rev. Clifton Hartley officiating. Family and friends may call at the funeral home Thursday, September 14, 2017, from 4 until time of services. Burial will be at a later date in Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery in Jennings County.

Mr. Bailey was a 1948 graduate of Dublin High School in Maryland and served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1953. He retired from the former Regal Rugs in North Vernon in 1996. He was a lifelong farmer and enjoyed construction, woodworking, and remodeling homes. Mr. Bailey was a former member of the V.F.W.

Born October 26, 1930 in Bel Air, Maryland, Mr. Bailey was the son of Camton and Lena Russel Bailey. He married Lenora Pitts on August 6, 1960 in Maryland and she preceded him in death April 3, 2010.

Survivors include sons, Mark (Jean) Bailey of Butlerville and Michael (Julie) Bailey of Angleton, Texas; daughters, Susan Bailli of Madison and Ann Jones of North Vernon; grandchildren, Travis (Kayla) Josephson of Butlerville, Stephanie (Brandon) Reeves and Matthew Bailey, both of Madison, and Dawn Spaulding of North Vernon.

Mr. Bailey was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brothers, Joe and Kyle Bailey; and sister, Georgia Knight.

Memorials to Our Hospice of Jennings County or Ebenezer United Methodist Church through the funeral home.

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