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Bertha Bailey Kegley

Bertha Bailey Kegley, age 90, 830 Mill Creek Road, Erwin, went to be with Jesus on Sunday, August 18, 2013, at the home of her daughter, Wanda, i n Summerfield, Florida.

She was born in Madison County, North Carolina, a daughter of the late Dan and Janie Bailey.

Other than parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter: Shirley Joyce “Joy” Kegley; four brothers: Avery Bailey, Garfield Bailey, Floyd Bailey and Estel Bailey; three sisters: Nora Boone, Emma Edwards and Edith Ramey.

Mrs. Kegley is survived by her husband of 73 years: Jack M. Kegley, age 97; four daughters: Wilma Gosswiler and husband, Rolf, Wanda Tatum and husband, John, Nola Bell and Venda Grey and husband, Tom; five grandchildren: Richard Allen, Rhonda Boyer and husband, Mark, Bryan Kegley and wife, Sharon, Anthony Whitson and wife, Kim, Beverly Bell-Sambat and husband, Brandon; eleven great-grandchildren: Jacob, Jarett and Joseph Dickson, Kimberly, Sabrina and Nicole Allen, Holley and Griffin Kegley, Gavin and Gabe Whitson and Bailey Bell-Sambat. Four great-great grandchildren: Julian and Jansen Dickson, Colin Allen and Sadie Isobel Dickson; one brother: Elmer Bailey and wife, Ruby; one sister: Grace Aiken; Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral service for Mrs. Kegley will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 24, 2013, from the Robert Ledford Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Bruce Shawver will officiate. Interment will follow in New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery in Limestone. Family members will serve as active pallbearers.

The family will receive friends prior to the funeral service between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Saturday.

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Robert Ledford Funeral Home & Chapel, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Kegley family. (423) 743-1380.