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Gladys Foster Bailey

Gladys BaileyGladys Foster Bailey, age 89, 217 Second Street, Erwin passed away Wednesday, January 25, 20 17 at her residence. She had lived in Unicoi County most of her life and was a daughter of the late Andy Thomas Foster and Zettie Chandler Foster. Mrs. Bailey retired from the Forest Service in 2008. She had also been employed by the Unicoi County School System and Southern Pottery. Mrs. Bailey was a member of First Baptist Church. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Isaac Bailey in 1981, four brothers and six sisters.

Mrs. Bailey leaves behind to cherish her memories one son, Robert M. Bailey and wife, Teresa of Unicoi; three daughters, Glenna Laughrun and husband, Bill of Jonesborough; Andra Thomas and husband, Keith of Mt. Airy, NC; Theresa Jones of Erwin; one brother Robert Foster and one sister, Edna Lloyd both of Erwin; one grandson, Derick Cook and wife, Amy; two granddaughters, Sarah M. Heaton and husband, Brian and Bailey Thomas; one great Grandson, Isaac Cook; several nieces and nephews also survive.

The family will receive friends Friday, January 27, 2017 from 6:00 P. M. until the hour of service at the Robert Ledford Funeral Home.  Reverend Terry Richardson will officiate at the 7:00 P. M. funeral service. Eulogy will be given by the grandson, Derick Cook. Music will be provided by Dawn Sparks and Inez Chandler. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Committal service will be held at 11:00 A. M. Saturday, January 28, 2017, in the Evergreen Cemetery. Those wishing to attend the committal service are asked to assemble at the funeral home by 10:30 A. M. to go in procession to the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mrs. Bailey to Alzheimer’s Association, 2020 Meadowview Parkway, Suite 100, Kingsport, TN 37660.

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