Harry Franklin Bailey Sr.

September 3, 1939April 8, 2011

Harry Franklin Bailey, Sr., 71, of LaGrange, died Friday, April 8, 2011 at his home.

Harry was born September 3, 1939 in Rome, GA, son of the late Auvern Thomas Bailey and Carrie Leola Brock Bailey. He was Baptist by faith and was a member of F&AM Lodge #537 in Taylorsville, GA. In addition to his parents, Harry was preceded in death by a son, Michael Bailey; a granddaughter, Heather Bailey; and a sister, Floy Howell.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Bailey of LaGrange; children, Harry Franklin Bailey, Jr. of Rome, Zack Bailey, Lisa Chavez, and Douglas (Melissa) Bailey, all of LaGrange, Sherrie (Jamie) Duke of Centralhatchee, and Johnny (Lisa) Bailey of Valley, AL; grandchildren, Crystal Bailey, Gina Bailey, Frankie Bailey, Josh Bailey, Lottye Bailey, Marcus Chavez, Michael Bailey, Levi Bailey, Johnny Bailey, Trevor Bailey, and Brock Bailey; step-children, Jamie (Tammy) Ison and Melissa Sammons; sisters, Ann (Ellis) Butler and Doris Green, all of Rome; brothers, Douglas (Barbara) Bailey and Charles (Chris) Bailey, all of Rome and Tom (Margie) Bailey of Center, AL; sister-in-law, Debbie (Mike) Able of LaGrange; brothers-in-law, Wilburn (Bonnie) Goolsby of Carrollton and Dennis Cannon of LaGrange; and numerous step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral services will be held 5 p.m. Monday, April 11, 2011 at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, LaGrange Chapel with burial to follow in Meadoway Gardens Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family would prefer donations to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital (by mail: P.O. Box 31356, Tampa, FL 33631-3356 or by visiting in memory of Harry Franklin Bailey, Sr.

Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road. 706.884.8636


  • Visitation Sunday, April 10, 2011
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 11, 2011

Harry Franklin Bailey Sr.

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Ed & Nettie Hulsey

April 11, 2011

Donna & Family,
I know it will be hard without Harry around, but God will take good care of you & the family. You have lot of good support with the kids & grandkids. I know that Doug & Barbara will miss him very much, but only time can heal the broken hearts. Keep your chin up & have faith. Harry was a strong person & he would want you to be strong also. May God bless you!
Lovingly, Ed & Nettie Hulsey (Barbara's Sis)

Michael Brock

April 10, 2011

It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.