In Memory of



Obituary for Carl Bailey

Carl Bailey passed away on March 6, 2023, after an extended illness. He was born in Dawson County on August 5, 1937, and was a son of the late Ernest and Cora Waters Bailey. Mr. Bailey was a graduate of Dawson County High School and the University of Georgia.
After living throughout the southeast as an executive with the Boy Scouts of America, Mr. Bailey retired and returned with his wife Sue to Dawsonville. He enjoyed his retirement driving a school bus for Dawson County Schools. A longtime member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, he served in many capacities, including the Finance Committee, Building Committee and sang in the choir. He was also a member of the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association.
Mr. Bailey was predeceased by his wife of fifty-eight years, Sue Styles Bailey, and his brother, Ray Bailey. He is survived by his children, Barbara Catoe (Mark), Jennifer Pappas (Jimmy), and Michael Bailey. Surviving grandchildren are Rebecca Guthrie (Cameron), Ben Catoe, Eleni Morrow (Brant), Carly Pappas (Dmitriy), Katie Baggett (Jonathan), and Kurt Bailey. Mr. Bailey had two greatgrandchildren, Charlotte and Parker Guthrie. Also surviving is his brother, Hubert Bailey, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at Wesley Chapel on Saturday, March 11, at 2:00 pm. The family will receive friends in the sanctuary at 1:00 before the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wesley Chapel or the charity of one’s choice.
Condolences may be expressed at
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.