Avis Mae Hinkle Bailey, 87, of Corsicana went to be with our Lord on February 21, 2011.
Avis was born on May 7, 1923 in Blooming Grove to James William “Buck” Hinkle and Edwyna Dozier Hinkle.
Avis married Olan Elmer Bailey on December 23, 1939 in Blooming Grove. They were married 58 years.
Avis is remembered by everyone who knew her for her hugs and smiles.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, daughter Helen Mae Bailey Hunsaker, grandson Cory Bailey, granddaughter Angel Garza; brothers James Edwin Hinkle, Duane M. Hinkle, Benny Wayne Hinkle and Darrel Ray Hinkle.
She is survived by son Wayne E. Bailey and daughter Rose Marie Bailey both of Corsicana; brothers Hollis Hinkle of Joshua and Richard Hinkle of New Caney; sisters Carolyn Gillen of Waxahachie, and Diane Richards of Barry; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and very best friend, Mary French.
A family service was held at Resthaven Memorial Park and Mausoleum in Corsicana. The family would like to thank the staff of Heritage Oaks West, Dr. Kent Rogers, Dr. Michael Malone, and the nurses and aides of Navarro Regional Hospital for their very special care of Avis.