July 28, 1931 ~ July 29, 2019

Born in: Haywood Co., NC
Resided in: Candler, NC

Viola Green Bailey, 88, passed away on Monday, July 29, 2019.

A native of Haywood Co., Viola was a daughter of the late James Emmett and Iva Jane Ingle Green. She was also preceded in death by seven of her siblings; and son-in-law, James Earl Warren.

Mrs. Bailey retired from BASF. In her spare time, she enjoyed sewing, making jewelry, and spending time in her garden. She was a member of Sunrise Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Everett J. Bailey; daughters, Joyce Bailey Warren, Lois Bailey Free (Bruce E.) and Reba Bailey Ferguson (Steven); sister, Mamie Payne; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral service for Mrs. Bailey will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at the Groce Funeral Home chapel on Patton Ave. The Rev. Mike Scroggs will officiate. Entombment will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Her family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Services

Visitation: August 1, 2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806

(828)252-3535
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Funeral Service: August 1, 2019 11:00 am

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806

(828)252-3535
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Entombment:

Forest Lawn Memorial Park
1498 Sand Hill Road
Candler, NC 28715

828-667-8715

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806

(828)252-3535
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

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  1. Matt , Jessica and family, our prayers are with you and we are sorry for your loss. May God see you through this time of sorrow.

  2. I have so many wonderful memories of aunt bo…my sons adored her and uncle everette. She will be greatly missed.

  3. Dear Lois and family, My heart breaks for you all. I am praying that God will comfort, give you strength and peace. I will never forget the times I spent at your house when we were teenagers. Your mom and dad loved for me to play the piano for them and I enjoyed doing that. She is hearing much more beautiful music now than I could have ever played for her. She is listening to the angels sing. We have been lifelong friends and I am here for you if there is anything at all I can for you or even just talk. I love you sweet friend and I will continue to pray for you all. God bless you.

  4. I will miss Aunt Bo! I just wish I had got to visit more. I loved our talks over the phone. I have so many wonderful memories of her. I love each of you please know y’all are in my prayers!

  5. Lois,Bruce and family;
    I guess Jesus said I’ve shared you Viola 88 years and now it’s time to spend time with your Heavenly Father… Whew,can you even imagine? My heart goes out to those who are left behind and your hearts are breaking now, so I’m praying the Lord will wrap his arms around you and comfort you as only he can… I love ya miss Twinkie and don’t forget to “ Keep on Shining “ I send you my heart 💕. Linda C.

  6. Dear Family, I am so sorry for your loss but for our loss too. She was a wonderful lady and I enjoyed my visits with her and Mr. Bailey. I feel so bad that I did not call her on Sunday to wish her a Happy Birthday. We had talked about celebrating together since mine is today the 31st. I got her birthday card in the mail today. She always had a wonderful smile even when she did not feel good. I pray the Lord will give you all strength during this difficult time but know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We will see her again someday when we get to Heaven, we can really celebrate with her at that time! She will be missed. Take care of your Dad for her!!!

  7. Dear Everett, Joyce, Lois and Reba, I am so sorry for the loss of Your wife and mother. She was the sweetest person ever. I loved our phone calls. She was so good to me when I first met her after I married her dear brother. I am so grateful for the family that I became part of. I know that she will now be happy in heaven with her Lord. I can hear her sweet laughter now. Wish I could be there with the family. Sending prayers for all.

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