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Charles Tennyson "Ten" Bailey
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Birth: Apr. 22, 1923
Pope County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Oct. 16, 2012
Pope County
Arkansas, USA

Charles Tennyson "Ten" Bailey, 89, of Russellville, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home in Russellville.

The 10th of the 15 children of Charles and Vara Wells Bailey, he was born April 22, 1923 in Russellville.

He married Billie Langford on December 16, 1949 at Russellville. Ten worked for 43 years at Cogswell Motors in Russellville, retiring as General Manager in 1993.

He was a lifelong member of the Mill Creek Church of Christ where he served as song leader and began teaching Bible classes at the age of 19 and continued teaching for over 60 years. He especially enjoyed teaching the history of the Old Testament.

He researched the Bailey family history to 1583, typing it on a self-restored 1909 Oliver typewriter. A master craftsman, he enjoyed wood working and traveling to the lower 48 states and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Michael Bailey; 13 siblings.

He is survived by his wife Billie Langford Bailey of Russellville; a son, Mickey Bailey of Jacksonville; a daughter-in-law, Susan Bailey of Russellville; five grandchildren, Michelle Whitlock and husband Jonathan of Russellville, Scott Bailey of Russellville, Anna Bailey of Russellville, Mark Bailey and wife Ryan of Conway, Matt Bailey of Houston, Texas; four great grandchildren, Erica and Ethan Whitlock, Marshall and Jordan Bailey; a brother, Paul Bailey and wife Wanda of Russellville.

Funeral will be at 2:00 PM, Friday, October 19, 2012 at Humphrey Chapel. Rev. Jonathan Whitlock will officiate. Burial will be at Bailey Cemetery in Russellville by Humphrey Funeral Service. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, on Thursday, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home, 2405 E. Parkway Ste-3, Russellville, AR 72802 or the Bailey Cemetery, 2900 Camelot Drive, Russellville, AR 72801.

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Obituary provided by Humphrey Funeral Service of Russellville
Family links: 
  Charles Franklin Bailey (1876 - 1957)
  Rhoda Elvara Wells Bailey (1889 - 1975)
  Michael D. Bailey (1950 - 2006)*
  Rue Bailey (1909 - 1981)*
  Buel Bailey (1911 - 1936)*
  Ragan Bailey (1915 - 2004)*
  Ona Bailey Padilla (1917 - 1992)*
  Willard Bailey (1918 - 1985)*
  Nina Bailey (1921 - 1935)*
  Charles Tennyson Bailey (1923 - 2012)
  Herman Bailey (1924 - 2003)*
  DeLon Bailey (1926 - 1998)*
  Mary Lee Bailey Metz (1927 - 2005)*
  Robert Allen Bailey (1934 - 2011)*
*Calculated relationship
Bailey Cemetery
Pope County
Arkansas, USA
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Record added: Oct 17, 2012
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Charles Tennyson Ten Bailey
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- Mary
 Added: Nov. 6, 2012
I've read so many of your documents, your stories about the Bailey family. Although I've only met you a few times, I know you have a kind, gentle, and loving nature. When you see St. Peter please ask him to help you find my father and tell him how despe...(Read more)
 Added: Oct. 18, 2012

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