Madine Ayers Bailey

November 13, 1931March 18, 2013

Madine Ayres Bailey went to be with her Savior on March 18, 2013. She was born November 13, 1931 to Katherine O. Collins Ayres and James Rusell Ayres in Bienville, Louisiana. She was a Proverbs 31 wife and mother and a wonderful example of a Godly woman to all who knew her. She loved her church and her community, and she joyously gave of herself to enhance others' lives. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Alton Bailey, son Steven Bailey, son Kenneth Bailey and wife Josie, and daughter Janet Bailey Booth and husband Dale. Her grandchildren are Richmond Booth, Nadine Booth, Joshua Bailey, and Thomas Booth. Also, her sister Matice Swindle and husband Richard, her brother James Ayres and wife Ann, and her sister-in-law Telia Baughn. She has several nieces and nephews, all of whom were her favorites. She was preceded in death by her son Gary Bailey, brother Tom Ayres, and her parents. We love you dear wife and mother, and we anxiously await the time when we will be together in Heaven with you and the One who gave us eternal life.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Martin Funeral Home West. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 10:00 AM at First Baptist Church, 201 Lincoln St., Anthony, NM 88021. Interment to follow at Memory Gardens of the Valley Cemetery, 4900 McNutt Rd., Santa Teresa, NM. Services entrusted to Martin Funeral Home West, 128 N. Resler Dr., El Paso, TX 79912.


  • Visitation Thursday, March 21, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 22, 2013
  • Committal Service Friday, March 22, 2013

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Charles Locke

August 17, 2013

I am sorry to hear about Mrs. Bailey's death. I am trying to find information on my friend Gary Bailey - LSU - believed deceased.

March 28, 2013

To the family: May your memories bring you joy. Turn to God to bring you comfort in your distress. He is near to all those calling upon him and their cry's for help he hears.
Psalms 145: 18,19

Billie Lou Bailes

March 25, 2013

Alton,Steve, Kenny,and Janet, I am so sorry to hear about Madine's passing. Tom called me on 03-25-13 to inform me. I can remember when Madine and Alton were married and when each of the children were born. Although we lived so very far from you all we were still family and love y'all dearly. I will miss Madine very much and look foreward to seeing her again in heaven. May the Lord give you the comfort and the strength to face the coming days as only He can give.

Cynthia SinghDhillon (Hernandez)

March 24, 2013

My deepest condolences. Take comfort that Mrs. Bailey is now enjoying the glory of God in heaven. It is you who are left grieving. I will keep you in my daily prayers.

Amy Lester

March 24, 2013

What a precious treasure Heaven has gained this week! Please know that my prayers are with you all.

Charlie n Sue Wasson

March 23, 2013

We did not know NMdine very well, but really appreciated her years of service to the Conservative causes. We pray the Holy Spirit's comfort for her family

Judy Dingess

March 22, 2013

Mr. Bailey, Janet I am truly sorry for the loss of your wife and mother. Mom has been gone for a year now, and Dad for 3 years, and I still miss them more than ever. Just think of the reunion we will all have one day. You are in my prayers.

Beth Baughn

March 22, 2013

My first memory of Aunt Madine is when she and Uncle Alton brought their tiny baby boy, Gary Wayne, to meet us in Olton, TX. I was 2-1/2 or 3 years old and I think Gary must have been the first baby I had ever seen, at least the first to make such a profound impression on me. Immediately after they left, we discovered that Aunt Madine had left a pair of shoes at our house so we got on the road to Plainview and caught up with them. There's a wealth of memories from that time forward. We used to share recipes, watch the conventions of both political parties and critique them by phone, try to solve the problems of JR and Sue Ellen. . . . We had so much in common and it was at Aunt Madine's urging that the Baughn family moved to Anthony in 1955. From then on, our lives merged and because of Uncle Alton and Aunt Madine, this only child grew up with three brothers and a sister. Aunt Madine, we'll see you again one of these days and will sit down for coffee and one of your apple pies.

Dan Albers

March 22, 2013

Dear Bailey Family:
The world is a better place because Madine lived and touched so many lives. I am a better person for having known her. I am blessed that I had the opportunity to know her and that she was a part of my life. She touched my life in so many beautiful and loving ways. I shall cherish my memories of her forever and I will never forget her.
Love and prayers, Dan

Jerry Bailey

March 21, 2013

Jerry and I will always remember Aunt Madine as one of the classiest ladies we've ever met. She was funny and sweet all the time. We will miss her. Our hearts go out to Uncle Alton.
Love, Connie and Jerry