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Lavonne Ruth Pennington Bailey
Princeton
Lavonne Ruth Pennington Bailey, 82, of Princeton died Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Princeton Community Hospital.
Born November 4, 1934 at Clinchco, VA, she was the daughter of the late Glen Elmore "Doc" Pennington & Icy Killen Pennington.
Lavonne was a graduate of Princeton High School and Concord College. She had taught school as a reading specialist, retiring with 25 years of service at Knob Elementary School. Lavonne was a member of the First Christian Church on Straley Avenue in Princeton. While her health permitted, she was an avid reader, enjoyed knitting and her animals, especially her cat Pippen.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister Dotty Lambert.
Those left to cherish her memory, her faithful husband of 65 years, Dr. Frederick Bailey,
Three children: Pamela Jean Bailey & husband Wes, Sally Bailey Deskins & husband Tim, Dr. Dale Frederick Bailey & wife Jean Singley Bailey; Four grandchildren: Nolan Dempsey, Jake & Bailey Deskins, & Carson Bailey, Two great-grandchildren: Amanda & Molly Dempsey; Two great-great-grandchildren:
Lilly & Jack Walker; Two siblings: Frankie Alston & Michael Pennington both of CA.
Friends may visit with the family Friday evening from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton.
A private family gathering will be held Saturday at the Chapel of Wildwood Mausoleum in Princeton.
Online condolences may be shared with the family via www.memorialfd.com
The Bailey family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory & Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.
Published on  May 17, 2017
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