Mary Louise Bailey

February 9, 1916February 24, 2012

The graveside service for Mary Gray Bailey, 96, of Athens will be at 3 p.m. today at Roselawn Cemetery with Franklin Gray officiating.

Mrs. Mary Gray Bailey passed away Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at Limestone Health Facility.

Visitation is from 1-2:45 p.m. today at McConnell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Bailey was born Feb. 9, 1916, in Salem to Ben F. Fray and Lela Hicks Gray. She was a homemaker and talented in needlework and quilting. She was a 1935 graduate of Limestone County High School of Elkmont.

Mrs. Bailey was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Thomas J. Bailey; and brother, Woodrow Gray.

Mrs. Bailey is survived by her nephew, Franklin Gray and wife Josephine; niece, Annette Balch and husband Dr. Billy Balch of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; brother-in-law, Leander Bailey and wife Georgia; sister-in-law, Hattie Kilpatrick; and several, loving great nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Viron Romine, Kenneth Bailey, Rickey Bailey, Jimmy Bailey and James Douglas Bailey.


  • Visitation Sunday, February 26, 2012
  • Graveside Service Sunday, February 26, 2012

Mary Louise Bailey

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McConnell Funeral Home

February 24, 2012

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

Karen Mckinnon/Johnson

February 17, 2012

Mrs. Bailey was my second grade teacher and I have such fond memories of a sweet, tender teacher. She always made learning fun. The whole family made a wonderful mark in Gabbs Nevada. May she rest in peace and to all the family my deepest sympathy to you. Her memory will live on in all of you. God Bless you.

Whitney Cook

February 15, 2012

When I think of Mary I think of a quick witted, feisty fun lady whom I loved to talk to when she was visiting Joe and Tina. I was in awe of her knowledge of healthy foods and had to laugh as she would look through her son's cupboards and let him know the things she didn't like seeing. I listened as Joe and Tina would talk of Mary during these last years and think how great a family to rally around their mother the way they did, night after night. She really did raise some great children who are the salt of the earth and would help anyone in need. Great Job and Great life Mary! I hope I see ya on the flip side. Your memories live on in your family and many friends.

Rachel Lovato

February 14, 2012

I am a friend of Tina's...she spoke so highly of her mother-in-law. I felt like I knew her myself-she sounded like an amazing person. I hope that the great memories give you comfort during this tough time.