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Elizabeth Morton Witten Bailey

Death 2 Jul 2004 (aged 90)
Burial Bluewell, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 86867617 · View Source
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Elizabeth Morton Witten Bailey, 90, of Lexington, died on July 2, 2004 at Kendal Health Care Center following a long illness.

Born in Springville, Virginia on October 2, 1913, Mrs. Bailey was the daughter of the late William Carr Witten and Ellen McMullen Witten of Bluefield, Va. and the granddaughter of Thomas Addison Witten and Sally Morton Witten of Tazewell and J. H. McMullin and Belle S. McMullin of Springville.

A graduate of Graham High School and Bluefield College, Mrs. Bailey served as assistant postmaster in Bluefield during World War II.

She and her husband, the late William K. Bailey, lived in Bluefield until their retirement to Lexington in 1980.

She was a member of the Lexington Presbyterian Church and served as a volunteer at Stonewall Jackson Hospital.

Mrs. Bailey was the sister of the late William C. Witten, Jr. of Welch, West Virginia and is survived by her sister, Eleanor Witten Brubeck of Mt. Olive, NC. her sons: Samuel Witten Bailey and wife Maria of Lynch Station and William K. Bailey, Jr. and wife Edith of Columbia, SC; seven grandchildren: Sarah Bailey Slesinski of Denville, NJ; David Samuel Bailey of Bartow, FL; Ruth Bailey Bowler of Souix Falls, SD; Benjamin Compton Bailey and Margaret Elizabeth Bailey of Columbia, SC; John McMullin Bailey of Free Union, and Richard Thorne Bailey of Chicago; two great grandchildren: Hannah and Leah Slesinski of Denville, NJ.

A memorial service will be held at the Lexington Presbyterian Church at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 3, 2004 with Dr. William Klein officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Meals for Shut-ins, P. O. Box 581, Lexington, Va. 24450. Interment will be Sunday, July 4, 2004 at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Bluewell, West Virginia.

Arrangements are being handled by the Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory, Lexington.

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