Gwendalyn Bailey

Monday, August 24, 2020

Gwendalyn Paulette Bailey, age 65, of Alpena, AR passed away Saturday, August 22, 2020 at home. She was born November 24, 1954 in Concord, AR the daughter of Harland and Oza Vick (Snow) Bailey.

Paulette grew up in Alpena and attended Alpena Schools. She worked a number of years as an embroideress for Best Sports in Fayetteville, AR. Paulette loved to go dancing and spending time sitting on her porch. She enjoyed watching old westerns such as Bonanza, Gun Smoke and Little House On The Prairie. Most of all Paulette loved her family.

She is survived by her 3 children; daughter Rockie and husband Mark Calico of Huntsville, son, Lee Bryant and wife Trisha of Omaha, AR; daughter Katrina Williamson and husband Chad of Omaha; her grandchildren, Karina Prouty, Eric and Kayla Williamson, Lydia and Marcus Bryant; great-grandchildren Brantlee and Baby Eastman, 2 brothers; Cotton Bailey and wife Lucille of Alpena, Corkey Bailey and wife Wanda of Osage, 2 sisters; Faye Smothers and husband Kenny of Green Forest, Bobbie Young and husband John of Alpena.

Paulette is preceded in death by her parents Harland and Oza Bailey, brothers, Tim, Harvey, George and Binky Bailey and sisters Jean Starkey and Billie Wilcox.

Graveside service will be 10:00 AM Thursday, August 27, 2020 at Alpena, Cemetery with her nephew Ryan Smothers officiating and interment following. Visitation will be 5-7 PM Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at Smith Family Funeral Home in Green Forest.

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Due to COVID restrictions, mask will be required (over age 10) for those attending the visitation and attendance will be limited to 60 people at one time.