|Birth: ||Aug. 15, 1939|
|Death: ||Mar. 15, 1995|
Dorothy Cummings Bailey, 55, of Atlanta, died March 15, 1995, in Atlanta. She was the oldest daughter of Alice and J.V. Cummings of Montrose.
Dotty graduated valedictorian of her Fairhope High School class of 1957.
She attended Agnes Scott College as a National Merit Scholar for one year before marrying Gordon Burgess Bailey, a naval aviator from Needham, Mass., and moving to California. In the following years she attended several colleges, including a term at Spring Hill.
She received a B.A., cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts and a M.L.S. from Atlanta University.
Dotty lived for 10 years with her family in Thailand, where she co-authored a book entitled "Ten Lives of The Buddha," which describes numerous temple paintings that depict the lives of the Buddha. She had wide interests, was an accomplished scuba diver and diving instructor, a keep student of undersea flora and fauna, an amateur anthropologist, and traveled extensively with her family during the years she lived abroad and since.
She had been an Atlanta resident for the past 18 years and was a department head in the Library of the Georgia Institute of Technology until her retirement in 1992. Dotty is survived by her husband, her father, daughters Andrea Lee Lyman of Atlanta, Amy Bailey Quillen of Durham, N.C., and son Joshua John Bailey of Atlanta.
Published Thursday, April 6, 1995, The Independent, Robertsdale, Alabama, page 2A
Gordon Burgess Bailey (1934 - ____)
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