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 Mary Frances <I>Crawford</I> Bailey

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Mary Frances Crawford Bailey

  • Birth 17 Jan 1924 West Virginia, USA
  • Death 19 Dec 2011 Oak Ridge, Anderson County, Tennessee, USA
  • Burial Oak Ridge, Anderson County, Tennessee, USA
  • Memorial ID 82177982

BAILEY, MARY FRANCES - age 87, died Monday, December 19, 2011, at the Methodist Medical
Center in Oak Ridge. She was born January 17, 1924, in Charleston, WV, the eldest daughter of James
Ernest Crawford, Jr., and Frances Nash Crawford. She graduated from Nitro High School, in Nitro, WV in the class of 1942. Mary Frances was a member of First United Methodist Church in Oak Ridge. In addition to her
parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack L. Bailey, a former WWII Prisoner-of War, who died on January 4, 2003, and a sister, Carol Ernestine Crawford Frye, who died in June, 1998. Jack and Mary Frances were married for sixty years. They moved to Oak Ridge with their young
children in 1951 from Nitro, WV. At one time she was a very active bridge player and always enjoyed hosting their many friends in their home. After retirement, they enjoyed travelling and visited 48 of
the 50 states. Their favorite vacation spot was Long Boat Key, FL. After raising her children, Mary Frances entered the work force and spent 24 years at Y-12 Credit Union, retiring as Loan Services Manager in 1986. She thoroughly enjoyed her career and the
people she worked with during her time at Y-12 Credit Union. She was also a member of Altrusa International for a number of years. She is survived by her son, Jack l. Bailey, Jr. (Pat), of Oak Ridge and a daughter, Julia Ann "Judy"
Bailey, also of Oak Ridge; sister, Patricia Crawford Logan (Tom) of Escondido, CA; three grandchildren, Kenneth H. Self, Jr. (Carol) of Oak Ridge, Katherine Bailey Price (Todd) of Aiken, SC, and Darrell Scott
Bailey of Dallas, TX; and three great-grandchildren, Madison Self of Oak Ridge and Charlie and Claire Price of Aiken, SC.; and very special friend Clifford Smith. The family will receive friends Wednesday, December 21, 2011, at Weatherford Mortuary from 5:30 - 7:30 pm with a memorial service to follow at 7:30 pm with Rev. Stella Roberts officiating. According to her wishes, she will be cremated and a graveside service will be held at a later date at
Oak Ridge Memorial Park. The family wishes to thank special caregiver Tammie Grace and the staff at Courtyards Senior living for their care of our mother. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box, 4669, Oak
Ridge, TN 37831, the Smoky Mountain Chapter of American Ex-Prisoners of War (AX-POW), c/o TN Chapter Commander Bonnie Weatherford, 212 Oostanali Way, Loudon, TN 37774-2623 or the Alzheimer's Association , 2270 Sutherland Avenue, Suite 202, Knoxville, TN 37919. An online guest book can be signed at

Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on December 20, 2011

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  • Created by: Susie Bullock
  • Added: 19 Dec 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 82177982
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Frances Crawford Bailey (17 Jan 1924–19 Dec 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 82177982, citing Oak Ridge Memorial Park, Oak Ridge, Anderson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Susie Bullock (contributor 46869477) .