Raleigh Co, WV

Obituaries for the Bailes Family


William F. Bailes

William Fleming Bailes, 89, of Beckley, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 24, 2001, at his home following a short illness. Born Nov. 13, 1911, at Nettie, he was the son of the late Stephen and Emma Shawver Bailes. Mr. Bailes was a coal miner and retired from Mountain State Equipment Co. in 1968. He was a member of Perry Memorial Methodist Church, Shady Spring. He enjoyed gardening and golfing. He was preceded in death by a son, Berton R. Bailes; a daughter, Ethel M. Wilson; four brothers and two sisters. Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Dena Jones Bailes; a daughter, Verlis Conrad of Urbana, Ohio; two sons, Bill Bailes and wife, Lois, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Jim Bailes and wife, Jean, of Alexandria, Va.; a brother, Jennings Bailes of Summersville; 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel, Beckley, with the Rev. Tim Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Nettie. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.



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