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Updated: 04/10/2014 02:18:00PM

Thelma Newell Bailey

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Thelma Newell Bailey, 89, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014, after an extended illness.

She was born in Leoma, Tenn.

Thelma was a member of The Church of the Nazarene, and was also a member of the Redhat Ladies. She lived her life in Indianapolis, Ind., Punta Gorda, Fla., and Loretto, Tenn. Thelma was loved by all and will be missed by many.

She is survived by her children, Marie (Gene) Crapsie, Charles (Marianne) Bailey, Pam (Jr.) Pyles and Terry (Linda) Bailey; brother, B.H. Newell; sister, Audrey Brazier; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Frank T. Bailey; her son, Tom Bailey; and her parents, Israel and Sara Newell.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Greenhill Funeral Home in Florence, Ala. The funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Pleasant Point Church of the Nazarene in Leoma, with J.D. Bailey and Tony Bailey officiating. Burial will be in Smith Cemetery in Loretto. You may sign the online guest book at

Arrangements are by Greenhill Funeral Home.

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