Dateline: July 24, 2008

Margie Land Bailey, 96, died Saturday, July 19, 2008, in Clarendon.

Services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 22, 2008, at the First Baptist Church in Hedley with Rev. Randy Land, nephew, and Rev. Bruce Howard, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Hedley, officiating. Burial was held at Rowe Cemetery in Hedley. Services were under the arrangement of Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.

Margie was born May 16, 1912, in Tell, Hall County, Texas, to Zeb and Ruth Durham Land. As a young girl, Margie moved from Tell to Hedley, where she would become a lifelong resident. She married Elmore Bailey on November 2, 1933, at Hollis, Oklahoma. She had been a homemaker and worked at several nursing homes including Golden Spread Nursing Home in Amarillo and Medical Center Nursing Home in Clarendon. She loved her family and especially loved her grandkids. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hedley.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1987; her parents; a son, Stanley Bailey; four brothers; and six sisters.

Survivors include two daughters, Jean Stavenhagen and husband Mac of Clarendon, and Nita Graham and husband Gary of Memphis; one son, Terry Bailey of Hedley; a brother, Zebbie Land of Memphis; nine grandchildren, Karen Green, Steve Stavenhagen, Joe Bailey, Cyndy Bailey, Andy Bailey, Todd Bailey, Julie Kimberlin, Kristi Wagner, Melissa Henderson; 12 great grandchildren; two step great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

The family requests memorials be made to Rowe Cemetery Association in Hedley.

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