Dorothy Elaine Bailey

dorothy bailey

August 20, 1936 ~ March 8, 2023

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Fletcher, NC

Dorothy Elaine Morris Bailey of Asheville, NC died on March 8, 2023.

She was a native of Asheville born on August 20, 1936 to Clyde D. and Lois Morris. She is preceded in death by her husband of many years, Bill Bailey and her brother, Clyde “Buster” Morris, Jr.

Elaine was a proud mom of four boys; Rick (Marsha), Mike (Toni), Tim and Steve Bailey. She was also the proud grandmother of nine; eight granddaughters and one grandson. She was even prouder of her twelve great-grandchildren; seven boys and five girls. She is survived by her siblings; Pete Morris and Skip Forrester. She was very proud of her family and enjoyed spending time with them.

She was a breast cancer survivor of over 30 years. She loved Carolina basketball, Atlanta Braves baseball and Alan Jackson. She enjoyed collecting anything with dolphins.

Elaine retired from Tandy Corporation.

Family will receive friends on Friday, March 10 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road with the funeral following at 2:00 pm. A graveside service will follow at Sky View Memorial Park in Swannanoa, North Carolina.


Visitation: March 10, 2023 1:00 pm

Room: Chapel

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road
856 Tunnel Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805


Funeral Service: March 10, 2023 2:00 pm

Room: Chapel

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road
856 Tunnel Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805



Sky View Memorial Park
US Highway 70
Swannanoa, NC


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  1. Rick, Marsha and family:

    Just wanted to pass on my condolences for the loss of your mom. It’s never easy. Prayers for you all that the Lord will bless you in the coming days. I sure wish I lived closer so I could attend her service. Love you guys!

    Pam Watkins, ACR Class of 1974

  2. Rick,
    Sorry to hear about your Mother. Love & prayers to you, Marsha & family.
    Dennis Robinson

  3. Rick Marsha and family, so sorry for your loss. Hard to say goodbye to one’s mother. She was very pretty and looked like a fun person.
    Prayers for the days ahead.

  4. Rick, Mike, Marsha and Toni,
    We were saddened by the news of ‘mom’s’ passing. Keeping all of you in our prayers as you grieve this loss. She will certainly be missed.
    If there is anything we can do to help, please let us know. Love you all.

  5. So sorry to hear about Elaine. She was such a sweet women. Always enjoyed seeing her at Oteen Baptist and in Parkway Forest. Prayers for all the family. I would love to come to the service but will be out of town.
    Karen Brown Pasour

  6. You have my deepest sympathy and unwavering support. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time.

  7. Rick, Marsha & Family
    I am deeply sorry for your loss. But Heaven is a much better place these days♥️

  8. So very sorry for the loss of your mother. It is so hard to give up a parent. God bless you all and I pray you all will have comfort knowing that God has gained another angel.

  9. Rick, lot’s of good memories growing up on “the hill” with you and your family. God bless and keep you always.

  10. Condolences to the Bailey family. Mrs. Bailey lived a long life and was blessed with many children ,grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I think the only time i ever spoke with Mrs. Bailey was at Bill’s funeral she was very nice to me. My dad and I came to the receiving of friends and i remember seeing Mr. Dalton there. I hope to see Rick and Marsha soon at a class of 74 get together. Mike, in january Coach Bower gave me a baseball signed by the 74 Rocket team. Your signature is on it. I you email me your cell # i’ll text you pics of the baseball if you’d like

  11. Our condolences to the entire Bailey family. Aunt Elaine was always so soft spoken and had the sweetest spirit. It was always a joy to be around her. Tammy and I are so sorry for her loss and will be in prayer for you all as you walk through this season of grief.

  12. I am sorry to hear about your mom’s passing you all will be in my prayers acr reynolds class of 1982

  13. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in the loss of Elaine. She was a wonderful person and always had a kind word for all. She had such a sweet spirit and loved her family. Praying God’s grace and peace will be with you during the days ahead.

    Bill and Irene Wolfe

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