J. F. Bailey Dies After Hunting Accident
Cliffside, Nov. 8— Johnie Forest Bailey, 31, designer for the Cliffside mills, died Monday afternoon at a Rutherfordton hospital of gun shot wounds accidentally suffered while he was hunting near here last Saturday afternoon.
Funeral services were conducted at the Cliffside Methodist Church at 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon by Rev. H. E. Simpson and Rev. W. V. Tarleton. Interment was in the Cliffside cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Ilene Scruggs; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Bailey, Mooresboro, route 1; seven brothers, S. M. [Marvin], B. R. [Byron], Gaston, E. Y. [Yates] and C. I. [Clarence] Bailey, Mooresboro, route 1; Ernest Bailey, Mooresboro; E. T. [Everett] Bailey, Chase City, Va.; and two sisters, Mrs Felton Frazier, Mooresboro, and Mrs. Willie Harris, Gaffney, route 3.
Active pallbearers were Paul McKinney, Glenn and Otto Matheny, A. J. Jolly, Clarence Hamrick, Hal Miller, Henry Roberts and John Tinkler.
The honorary escort was composed of John Talbert, John L. Scruggs, R. S. B. Bridges, M. O. Hendricks, Jim Goode, Jake Hill, Austin Roberson and Jack Hubert.
(Photo, courtesy Reno Bailey, did not accompany the actual 1938 news article.)
This item was printed in The Forest City Courier on November 10, 1938.