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Paul  Bailey
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Paul Bailey passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017 in Marietta. He was born in Randolph County, Alabama, March 27, 1931, one of seven sons and four daughters of William H. and Theresa Richardson Bailey. He attended the Alabama schools until the family moved to Carrollton, Georgia when he was ten years old.
Mr. Bailey graduated from Carrollton High School in 1950 and entered the U. S. Army in August of that year and served in Missouri, Kansas and Texas. He was assigned to the 448 Army Engineers.
He and Clara Huckeba of Carrollton were married on December 24, 1950
Upon discharge, he went to work for the Empire Store in Carrollton, and he worked there every Christmas for 25 years. During this time, he also attended West Georgia College, graduating from there in 1956. He then attended Georgia Southern College in Statesboro and graduated in 1958 with a BS in Health and Physical Education. He received a Master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling from Georgia Southern in 1963.
He taught Health, P.E. and Science and served as the Guidance Counselor at Warren County High School in Warrenton for six years, where he also coached football, track and basketball. From there, he served as the Counselor and Coach at Appling County High School, Baxley, Georgia, before moving to Bremen in 1965.
He was the Guidance Counselor at Bremen High School for 24 years, retiring in1989. He was also head football coach for five years and coached many other sports over the years.
He was a member of the Lion’s Club in Bremen and served in various offices of the club, including the President of the Club.
Mr. Bailey was an active deacon in the Baptist Church, having been ordained in 1960. He also worked with preschoolers and youth in the Baptist Churches in which he belonged. In 1990, he was appointed Chairman of the Mission Committee from the First Baptist Church, and was instrumental in the formation and building of Midway Baptist Chapel, which became Midway Baptist Church.
Paul and Clara moved from Bremen to Winnwood Retirement Community in Marietta in 2015.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers; Coleman Bailey, J. C. Bailey, Jim Bailey, Henry Bailey, George Bailey and sisters, Ethel Myers, Hazel Hill and Annie Mae Hughey.
Survivors include his wife, Clara Huckeba Bailey; sons and their spouses, Michael and Sara Bailey, Marietta, Jim and Laurie Bailey, Cleveland, Thomas and Pam Bailey of Powder Springs; daughter and spouse, Ann and Richard Cadger of Ontario, Canada; six grandchildren, Jonathan (Cristina), Jarrod, Lindsay (Sean), Rebekah (Brad), Emily and Savannah; four great grandchildren, Parker, Hayden, Skylar and Duncan; brother, Ford Bailey of Savannah; sister, Mary Jo Roberts of Oxford and a number of nieces and nephews.
Services will be Saturday, January 14 at 11:00 AM from the First Baptist Church of Bremen with Reverend Keith Moore and Reverend Mark Haney officiating. Music will be furnished by Sharon Sewell and Bill Brown. Interment will follow in the family plot at the City Cemetery in Carrollton.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 5:00 until 9:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Midway Baptist Church, 409 CenterPoint Road, Bremen, GA 30110
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5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hightower Funeral Home

318 Gordon Street
Bremen, GA 30110





11:00 AM
Bremen First Baptist Church

331 Pacific Ave.
Bremen, GA 30110

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Carrollton City Cemetery

512 Alabama Street
Carrollton, GA 30116


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