James Odies "Odie" Bailey, 76, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born on February 17, 1940 in Calhoun County to John Benny Bailey and Mary Ellen Chambers Bailey. He retired from Shannon Chair Company and then worked for Houston Monument until his health failed. Funeral services will be Friday, February 17 at 2:00 at Southern Funeral Chapel with Brother Bobby Brock officiating. Burial will follow in Chickasaw Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Thursday, February 16 from 5:00 until 8:00 at Southern Funeral Chapel. He is survived by his wife, Linda Dotson Bailey, one son, David Bailey of Houston; two brothers, Clyde (Glenda) Bailey and Eddie Bailey both of Houston; grandchildren, Khloe Bailey and Aiden Bailey both of Houston. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, John Bailey and a sister, Earlene Williams.
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