The Ada News
Funeral service for Betty Ann Bailey, 85, of Ada, is set for 10 a.m. Thursday at Criswell Funeral Home. The Rev. Bill Sluder will officiate. The burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Bailey died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, in Victoria, Texas
She was born Aug. 8, 1927, at Duncan to William Henry “Bill” and Mamie Ganel Fine Williams. She attended schools at Fitzhugh and Ada.
She married W.H. Bailey on Sept. 27, 1951, at Sherman, Texas.
Survivors include her son, Larry and Debbi, granddaughter Sasha Burns, and great-grandson Devin Burns of Victoria, Texas; brother, Billy Joe Williams and Betty of Midland, Texas; sister, Patricia L. Williams of Moore; sister-in-law, Helen Bailey of Dardanelle, Ark.; brother-in-law, Michael and Naomi Bailey of Edmond. Nieces and nephews include Kim Williams Morris, Brad Williams, Kent Williams, Phillip Williams, Joe Don Dufour, Steve Dufour, Nancy Bailey Rasumsson, Joe Bailey and Rhonda Bailey Hobbs. A close family friend is Clarence Rothell of Ada.
She was preceded in death by her husband W.H. “Bill” Bailey, on April 26, 2010, and son, Billy Ray “Bojoe” Bailey, on Feb. 20, 1975, both of Ada; a brother, James Harlan Williams of Kingston; and her parents, Bill and Mamie Williams of Ada.
Betty and “Bailey” owned Bailey’s Drive-Inn on Mississippi Street in Ada in the early 1950s. She was a bookkeeper for Woolworth and TG&Y. She retired from TG&Y in 1982 to live near Fitzhugh where she grew up, regularly attending the Roff Senior Citizens Center.
She was a member of Oak Avenue Baptist Church, Ada.