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Mr. Robert Bailey
Retired U.S. Army

MARTINEZ, Ga.- Mr. Robert Bailey, 73, passed away on Monday, Jan. 26, 2004 at his residence.

Funeral services were held at Platt's Funeral Home on Belair Road on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Bryan Jeffcoat officiating. Burial with full military honors was in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Mr. Bailey, a native of Erie, Pa., was the son of Irish Immigrants, the late Robert Bailey and Frieda Meiser Bailey. He had been a resident of the Augusta area for many years. Mr. Bailey was retired from the U.S. Army with more than 20 years service. A veteran of both Korean conflict, and Viet Nam, he earned several medals and accommodations including a Bronze Star. Mr. Bailey was Lutheran.

Survivors include, his beloved wife, Betty Collins Bailey. Other survivors also include, three devoted step-children, Ronnie Long and wife, Janice, of Appling, Mike Long and wife, Joyce, of Martinez, and Patricia Long Watts of Leesville, S.C. Loving grandchildren include Kathy Griffis, of Martinez, Donnie Watts, of Lexington, S.C., Leslie Wallace, of Dearing, Stephen Long on Greesboro, N.C. and Roddy Long and Booby Long of Martinez. Mr. Bailey also leaves eight cherished great-grandchildren, and a cousin, Bea Schriver of Hendersonville, N.C. In addition survivors also include several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Honorary pallbearers were Donnie Watts, Steven Long, Roddy Long, Bobby Long and Keith Griffis.

In lieu of flowers the family ask that memorials be made to St. Joseph Hospice, 2260 Wrightsboro Rd., Augusta, Ga. 30904.

Platt's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Web posted on Wednesday, February 4, 2004

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