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Wilma T. (Thomas) Bailey

May 13, 2019

Wilma T. Bailey, age 87, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 13, 2019 at Danville Regional Hospital.

Wilma was born in Yancey County to the late Fred Edger Buchanan and Myrtle Woody Buchanan and was a retiree of Dan River Mills. She was a longtime member of Lively Stones Baptist Church and was involved in the senior activities. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Bailey; a brother, David Buchanan;  sisters: Edith Phillips, Shirley Canipe and a granddaughter, Stephanie Thomas.

Survivors include her daughter, Neta Thomas; son, Ricky Thomas and wife, Marlene; grandson, Steve Clifton; one brother, Daniel Buchanan and wife, Jean, of the Windom Community and three sisters:  Phyllis "Bob" Bodford, Wanda Brown and husband, Andy, and Susie McIntosh and husband, "Hub", all of Burnsville.    

Funeral services will be held at 3:00PM on Tuesday, May 21, in the Chapel at Yancey Funeral Services. Rev. Wayne Baker will officiate.  The family will meet with friends and family one hour prior to the service from 2:00PM until 3:00PM at the funeral home.   Interment will follow in the McCracken Cemetery.

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