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Edith Bayless

    Edith Bayless, 80, of Pikeville died Tuesday, December 7, 2010. She was a member of Mt. Della Church of Christ and was retired from Fall Creek Falls State Park.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, James Oliver Bayless; son, Oliver Anthony Bayless; sisters, Artie Pickett and Sophia Harvey; brothers, Robert, T.G., Bill, James Logan, Otis, and Terry Groves.

    She is survived by daughter Shiela (Jim) Hayes of Smyrna, Artie Bayless, Sharon (Freddy) George, all of Pikeville, and Gretchen (Andy) Anderson of Nolensville; sons, Edgar (Margaret) Bayless, Dennis Bayless, and Mark (Connie) Bayless, all of Pikeville; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sister JoAnn Beach of Pikeville; brother Drake Grove of Morristown; and several nieces and nephews.

    Services were held December 11 in the chapel with James Rittenberry officiating. Burial was in Drake Cemetery.

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    Arrangements were made by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home in Pikeville.

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