Frances Severance Bailey FLORENCE - Frances Severance Bailey, 95, widow of Charles W. Bailey, passed away August 1, 2012, after a long illness. Mrs. Bailey was born September 15, 1916, in Lake City, SC, a daughter of William E. Severance and Leila North Severance. She was one of seven children. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 3, 2012, at Waters-Powell Funeral Home in Florence. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 4, 2012, in Mount Hope Cemetery. Frances is survived by two daughters, Katherine Bailey Kinlaw (Charles) of Lumberton, NC, and Sally Bailey Lewis of Aiken, SC; a son, Charles W. Bailey, Jr. (Teresa) of Florence, SC; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Bailey was preceded in death by her son, William Donald Bailey. After graduation from Women's College UNC in Greensboro, NC, Frances married Charles (Jerry, as he was affectionately known) in 1938, making their home in Florence. She worked at Guaranty Bank and Trust Co. and retired after 29 years of service. Frances was a long-standing member of First Presbyterian Church in Florence. For 21 years she worked with the three-year olds and later taught the third grade children at First Presbyterian. She enjoyed several trips to Montreat, NC, with her church family. She enjoyed spending time in her yard and loved flowers. Frances was a very loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and loved spending time with her family. She was a devoted friend to many. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 700 Park Avenue, Florence, SC 29501; or Alzheimer's Association, P. O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.
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