Phyllis Ann Bailey

Phyllis Ann Bailey

Mrs. Phyllis Ann “Susie” Miller Bailey, 69, of Elizabethton, went to be with her Lord following an unexpected illness Tuesday, January 10, 2012, at her residence.

A native of Washington County, TN, she was the daughter of Bea McGaha and the late Garfield “Red” McGaha.

Mrs. Bailey was a former owner of Susie’s Shoes in Elizabethton. She was a hard worker and a wonderful caregiver. Mrs. Bailey was a member of Sinking Creek Baptist Church.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a brother, Roger Dale Miller; and a sister-in-law, Elsie Kyker.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Charles Julian Bailey, of the home; a son, Bobby Julian Bailey and his fiancée, Carla Stines, both of Elizabethton; two grandchildren, Alex Julian Bailey and Andrew Carlton Bailey, both of Elizabethton; three sisters, Geneva Rollins and husband, Ralph, Jonesborough, Anita Fay Clymer and husband, Ed, Burnsville, NC, and Robin Gobble and husband, Joe, Johnson City; four brothers, Ray McGaha and wife, Jackie, Bowie, MD, Wayne Lee McGaha and wife, Dotty, Augusta, GA, Ronnie McGaha and wife, Kathy, Milligan, and Gordon McGaha and wife, Reata, Johnson City; two aunts, Jo Ann Williams and Betty Cox, both of Johnson City; a brother-in-law, Stanley Bailey, Elizabethton; and three sisters-in-law, Cleo Kelly, Johnson City, Mary Jane Calhoun, Elizabethton, and Betty Joyce Ford, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral service for Mrs. Susie Bailey will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Friday, January 13, 2012, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services with Pastor Reece Harris and Mr. Mike Koruschak, minister officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00-2:00 P.M. on Friday prior to the funeral service or at the residence at other times.

Interment will follow the funeral service in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Stan Bailey, Gene Bowman, Lynn Kyker, Sam Hopson, Trey Gunn, Alex Bailey, Dustin Phillips and Cody Guess.

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Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the Bailey family. Office: (423) 543-5544

Happy Valley Memorial Park