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Jerold ""D. J.""



January 22, 2016

Dalma Jerold "D.J." Bailey, 80, of 109 Cliffview Drive, passed away at Lewis Gale Alleghany Hospital in Low Moor on Friday, January 22, 2016. He was born February 18, 1935 at Waiteville, West Virginia, a son of the late Rhoda Bailey and Cordie Smith Bell Bailey. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Pamela; two step brothers, Corbitt Bell and Ira Bell; four half brothers , Averill "Buster" Bell, Roy Bell, Berlin Bell and Alvie Bell; four half sisters, Emma Hawse, Beulah Martin, Irma Broughman and Jean Miller. Mr. Bailey served with the United States Army stationed in Texas and Germany. He had retired as a mechanic from the former Hercules, Inc. after 31 years with the company. He attended Covington Bible Church. Surviving are his wife, Marilyn Fox Bailey of Covington; two sons, Michael Bailey and his wife Priscilla of Buchanan and Kevin Bailey of Harrisonburg; one daughter Tammy Stull and her Charles of Mt. Solon; one step-son, Michael Ewing and his wife Amber of Vinton; one half brother, Denny Bell of Clifton Forge; thirteen grandchildren, Vanessa Ritchie and her husband Adam; Corey Bailey. Linsey Bailey, Ben Bailey, Taylor Stallone ,Trevor Stallone, Ashely Antunez and her husband Adrian, Danielle Bailey, Brittany Bailey, Annabelle Ewing, Christopher Ewing and Abigail Ewing; five great grand-children, Malaina Ritchie, Kayla Ritchie, Colton Richie, Regan Bailey, Adrian Antunex, Jr. and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. Allisa Hayslett and Kristen Taylor were two special ladies in his life. The funeral service will be held Thursday January 28, 2016 at 2:00 PM in the Arritt Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Doug Williams officiating. Interment will follow in Alleghany Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Charlie Barton, Tommy Bostic, Paul Dameron, Michael Ewing, Brian Hayslett, Charles King, Ralph Peck, Adam Ritchie and Charles Stull. The family will receive their friends Wednesday, January 27, 2016 from 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM at the Arritt Funeral Home. Memorial donations in Mr. Bailey's name may be made to the Cancer Center Fund, First National Bank, 151 N. Court Ave., Covington, VA 24426 or to the Covington Bible Church, 2140 S. Carpenter Dr., Covington, VA 24426. Visitation Information Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 Time: 1/23/16 07:00 pm - 1/23/16 08:30 pm Arritt Funeral Home Service Information Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016 Time: 1/23/16 02:00 pm Arritt Funeral Home Chapel Cemetery Information Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016 Alleghany Memorial Park
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