Avery Bailey age 89 of Locust Grove

Avery (A.O.) Bailey age 89 of Locust Grove, Ga. passed away on March 23, 2014. He was a loving and generous husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed.

A.O. was a proud World War II veteran who served his country in the Air Force. He was based in London and flew 25 raids over enemy lines in the B-17 as a flight engineer/gunner. After the war, he worked in the aviation field as a pilot and mechanic for Eastern and Piedmont Airlines. A.O. retired from Airlift International.

He was a member of Locust Grove First Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Jean Bailey of Locust Grove; daughter and son in law, Loretta and Ronald White of Newnan; son and daughter in law, Dennis and Diane Bailey of Ellijay; daughter and son in law, Lois and Darrell Woodward of Fayetteville; 9 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; 7 great great grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Hoop of Ohio and Wilma Lewallen of Fla.; brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Jean Bailey of Ky. Funeral Services for Mr. Bailey will be held Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Locust Grove First Baptist Church.

Interment will be in Camp Memorial Park Cemetery in Fayetteville. The family received friends Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Locust Grove First Baptist Church Building Fund, 2950 Tanger Blvd., Locust Grove, Ga. 30248 or Sacred Journey Hospice, 138 Peach Drive, McDonough, Ga. 30253

Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough – 770-914-8833. haistenfunerals.com