William Harold Bailey

Born: Wed., Jun. 11, 1941
Died: Fri., Dec. 25, 2009

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William Harold Bailey, age 68, of Buckhead, GA, died Friday, December 25, 2009 at his residence. Born in Newton County on June 11, 1941, he was the son of the late William Carl Bailey and Kathleen Crowe Bailey. He married Mary Ethel Strange on October 19, 1960. He worked for Ginn Motor Company as a mechanic and later owned and operated Bailey''s Garage for a number of years. For twenty-six years ending in 2007, he carried the paper for the Atlanta Journal Constitution and for the last four years carried the Athens Banner Herald. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ethel Strange Bailey on September 19, 1992; a son, William Michael Bailey on June 8, 1991; a granddaughter, Jessica Bailey on December 7, 2008; and a brother, Charles Bailey. He is survived by two sons, Mark Bailey and wife Suzille of Buckhead, GA, Marshall Alan Bailey and wife Amber of Buckhead, GA; a nephew that they raised, Todd Plunkett and wife Amy of Eatonton, GA; three sisters, Opal "Geek" Gilbert of Eatonton, GA, Claudie Mae Plunkett of Eatonton, GA and Patricia Rutledge of Covington, GA; an adopted sister, Faye Middlebrook of Covington, GA; a brother, Ralph Bailey of Covington, GA; grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth "Angel" Bailey, Alan Bailey and Jake Bailey; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Graveside Services will be held on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bailey Family Cemetery with Rev. Wayne Powers officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday night at McCommons Funeral Home. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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Linda Clopton
   Posted Mon December 28, 2009
Todd and Bailey Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that I am keeping each of you in my prayers. Linda

Brenda Wyatt
   Posted Mon December 28, 2009
I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with you at this difficult time.

Dick VanCleve
   Posted Thu December 31, 2009
Please accept our sympathy. We just learned of his death on the 29th. Will not forget him and his little granddaughter. Sincerely, Mr. VanCleve and poochy.

Barbara Craig Pemkiewicz
   Posted Fri January 01, 2010
I was saddened to hear of Harolds death. I found out on Jan.1,2010 as I was reading the paper. He will be missed by me. He always had a moment to talk with me whenever we ran into each other. A wonderful man. Angel my heart goes out to you honey, I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I like to look at his passing on a good note, he is with his Mary now. Finally reunited... He missed her lots. He always talked about her. God Bless to you all. Barbara Craig Pemkiewicz

Dora Hendrix
   Posted Fri January 01, 2010
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I had the wonderful opportunity to work with Harold at the AJC. He was a great guy. I'm apologize for not attending his service, but I just found out about his death today. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.