Dorothy Ladine Bailey

December 6, 1920February 8, 2021

Dorothy Ladine Bailey, age 100, passed away on Monday, February 8, 2021. Dorothy was born December 6, 1920 in Wheatland, Texas to Joseph and Mattie Nix.

Dorothy was a jack of all trades and a master to none. She could do just about anything from yard work to cutting hair or working on cars, she was even able to upholster her furniture. Growing up Dorothy would sew her and her siblings clothes. She was proud to have completed schooling to become a Registered Nurse and worked at many hospitals over the years and even worked at Terrell State Hospital.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents Joseph Berry Nix and Mattie Stella (Henry) Nix; first husband Patrick Talty Sline and second husband Forrest Bailey; 5 brothers: Kirby, J.B., Clyde, Sam and Eugene; 2 sisters Lottie Stewart and Doris Mathis; niece Diane Stewart and two nephews Benny Nix and Bobby Nix.

Those left with cherished memories are her son Sammy Don Sline; grandsons Gary Don Sline and Brian Edward Sline; great grandchildren: Jayson Sline, Macie Sline and Ace Allen; three step children: Edward Bailey, Harlan Bailey and Bonnie Bailey Lovette; many nieces and nephews: Pat Nix, Darla, Cindy, Kevin, Lisa, Wilma Liggett, Joe Nix, Vickie, Sam, Kirby Lee, Ricky Stewart, Jerry Stewart, Terry Stewart, Linda and Tammy along with a host of other beloved family and friends who will miss her dearly.

A visitation for Dorothy will be held Friday, February 12, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Anderson Clayton Funeral Home immediately followed by a funeral service at 2:00 PM.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Bailey family.


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    Friday, February 12, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, February 12, 2021


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Tammie Kidd

February 11, 2021

Dorothy (Dean to me ) was such a smart woman. She would set her mind to do something and do it. I remember when she went to downtown Dallas to complete requirements for her RN certification. I was fairly young then and downtown Dallas was overwhelming to me. I marveled at her educational quest and her grit to accomplish it. Back then the nurses wore the nurse’s cap and I remember Bunch (Lottie Bell) and my mom Baich (Doris, and I’m unsure of the spelling) being very proud of her. They thought Dean was so smart and she definitely was and not just in nursing, Dean could do just about anything. The three sisters as I knew them—Dean, Bunch, and Baich (mom) were quite the trio. They had many adventures during their lifetimes and they were very loving and supportive of each other.

Dean was Dot in the “Dot and Doris” drive in located in Talty, Texas back in 1957. It was a little store and maybe gas station. I think it also had a little meat counter in the back of the store. I don’t remember how many years it was open as I was a baby but I always thought it was pretty cool that they owned a store. There was a white farm house within walking distance of the store that both Dean and Doris lived in at some point. I don’t remember living there but I do remember Dean living there and the upstairs room was the coolest. There were a couple of framed pictures of smoking bull dogs playing poker on the wall. I was fascinated by these.

As a child It would be a special treat to spend the night with her. I remember her German Shepard named Satan and Dean was the one that pierced my ears. She had me hold ice cubes on my ear lobes to deaden them and then she stuck a sterilized needle through them . Getting my ears pierced was something I had wanted so badly and Dean granted my wish. I’m not sure if my mom even knew about it until I went home.

All in all Dean was a pretty amazing woman that I was proud to have as my aunt. She was a good one.