Margaret L. “Nan” Bailey, age 78, 313 Hickory Hollow Road, Erwin, passed away Friday, October 24, 2014, in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. S he was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late William Finn and Essie Baker Peterson. Mrs. Bailey was a homemaker. She was a member of the Southside Freewill Baptist Church. Other than her parents, she was predeceased by a daughter, Tammy Lynch, a brother Ernest “Pete” Peterson, two sisters, Jerri Bowling and Jackie Huskins; a brother-in-law, Ted Bailey.
Mrs. Bailey leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband of 58 years, Dwane Bailey, a U. S. Navy Veteran (EN2) of the Korean/Vietnam War; one son, Tony Bailey of Erwin; son-in-law, Greg Lynch of Erwin; two sisters, Marie Tipton and husband, Johnny of Erwin and Ellen Peavy of Lake Wales, Florida; brother-in-law, Kyle Bailey of Erwin; sisters -in-law, Shelby Hensley and husband, Jack of Elizabethton and Joyce Peterson of Johnson City; grandchildren, Tommy Lloyd and wife, Starr, Tyler Lynch, Delani Bailey; several nieces and nephews; and special friends Terry Engle, Dolly Bailey, Ernie and Jaunice Deadrick.
The family will receive friends Monday, October 27, 2014, from 3:00 P. M. to 4:00 P. M. from the Robert Ledford Funeral Home Chapel prior to the 4:00 P. M. funeral Service. Reverend Kevin Laws will officiate. Music will be provided by Emily White, Christy Griffith, Kevin Laws, and Inez Chandler, Pianist. Scott Bradford will serve as honorary pallbearer. Active pallbearers will be Tony Bailey, Greg Lynch, Tyler Lynch, Leon Dover, Tommy Lloyd and Billy Cantrell. Committal service will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Freewill Baptist Family Ministries, 90 Stanley Lane, Greeneville, TN 37743 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P. O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-6983.
Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the family through our complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at www.ledfordfuneralhomes.com. Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Bailey family. (423) 743-1380.