James Albert Bailey

August 27, 1920November 14, 2010

James Albert Bailey, 90, of Apex, died Sunday, November 14, 2010 at home surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Bailey was born on August 27, 1920 in Wake County to James Thomas Bailey and Alice Upchurch Bailey. He worked for the railroad for over 40 years. Mr. Bailey also owned and operated B&S Hardware in Apex as well as Bailey’s Florist for 27 years. Mr. Bailey was a member of Apex Baptist Church. His love for fishing, camping and his family was evident to all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Bryant Clark Bailey; daughters: Doris Bailey Schompert (Cliff) and Jane Bailey Pearson (Jim); grandchildren: Jeni McAllister (Kris), Michael Schompert (Karen), Lisa Singleton (Kevin), David Pearson (Krystal); great granddaughters: Maddie and Sara McAllister, and Kaitlyn Singleton.

Mr. Bailey is preceded in death by his sister, Annie Doris Bailey and an infant grandson Schompert.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 PM Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at Apex Baptist Church, 100 S. Salem St., Apex. A funeral service will begin at 2:00 PM conducted by Rev. Phil Qualls. Burial will follow in the Apex Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Apex Baptist Church or Heartland Hospice Care.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 16, 2010
  • Visitation Monday, November 15, 2010

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Julie Gregory

November 19, 2010

Our deepest Sympathy to you and your family. Albert was such a sweet man and he will always be remembered. Please let me know if you need anything. - Julie and Mark Gregory and The Tierney Family

Joyce Davis

November 17, 2010

Doris, I was sorry about the passing of your father. You were fortunate to have him to this age. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God keep you in His care. Love, Joyce Davis

November 16, 2010

Martha Bryant,Doris and Jane,We are sorry about Mr. Albert and he will be missed around Apex. Our deepest thoughts and Prayers are with you all.
May God bless and keep you in his care.
With Love, Vickie& Dwayne Vaughn (Apex,NC)

Bob Conolty

November 16, 2010

One of my favorite memories of Albert was his laugh. And he loved to laugh.
Another memory that I remember is when I was unable to mow my fairly large lot, I started to hear this mower going back & forth out my side window. When I looked out the window I saw Albert on his riding mower, mowing my yard. That was a great memory that I will never forget, showing his kindness. I will miss you Albert! I can hear your laugh right now :-)

Edna B Huneycutt

November 16, 2010

I have wonderful memories of times spent with the Baileys. My prayers are with you all at this time.

November 16, 2010

Doris, I know that you will miss your father. All of the memories throughout your life will continue to come to you for years to come and you will be able to smile about them and thank God for them. Remember him with pride and joy.
Your friend, Mary Beth Washington

November 16, 2010

Martha Bryant, Doris, Jane, and all of your families, your husband, father, grandfather & great grandfather will be in your hearts always. You had a very special family full of love that he felt to the very end. He taught you well by example the meaning of true friendship and love. You will have that forever and pass it on to your children. What better legacy can a real man leave his family? You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Billy & Mollie Moore

November 16, 2010

Doris and family, You are in our thoughts and prayers and you have our deepest sympathy and we pray the Lord will give you the strength you will need in the coming days. Your memories of your Dad will help to ease your pain and know we share in your loss.

November 15, 2010

Martha Bryant and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. Just knowing he is in a better place and no longer suffering, will be a comfort to you during this difficult time. Peggy Singleton

November 15, 2010

Doris and family,
I was so sad to hear about your father. Please know that we are all thinking about you here at NSA. Doris, I hope you will be comforted by the many happy memories. My love and sympathy are with you at this sad time.
Jean Mauck