Juanita "Ma Bailes" (Smith) Bailes

Born: Wed., Nov. 1, 1922
Died: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Tue., Dec. 11, 2018
Location: Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Tue., Dec. 11, 2018
Location: Peebles Curry Memorial Chapel


Location: Swainsboro City Cemetery

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Juanita Smith Bailes, affectionately know as "Ma Bailes" age 96, of Swainsboro, GA, on Friday, December 7, 2018, at her residence.

Funeral Services will be Tuesday, December 11 , 2018 at 2:00 PM in the Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jamie Archer officiating.

Interment will follow in the Swainsboro City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 1:00 PM till time of service.

Pallbearers are  Jacob Bailes, Perry Bailes, Robbie Bailes, Brandon Archer, Dallas Bailes and Drake Archer.

Mrs. Bailes was born November 1, 1922 in Cookeville, TN to the late Perry H. and Ella Mabry Smith.  She and her late husband, Johnny Bailes managed WJAT Radio Station; The Nancy Auditorium featuring The Peach State Jamboree with live music by many well known artists, The Record Hop, The Roller Rink as well as The North Auditorium.  Later she was employed by Kinder College for many years. In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by her son, John David Bailes; two sisters, Geraldine Pate, Winnie Thomposon and Golda Barnes; brother, Cecil Smith; daughter, Patricia Arnold and grandson, Chad Appling.

Survivors include:

Two Daughters: Rita C. Arnold Appling (Cecil Turner) of Alma, GA, Donna Bailes Archer (Jerry) of Summertown, GA

One Son: Rickey Dean Bailes (Kathy Turner Kelley) of Millbrook, AL

One Sister: Zelda Rose Long of Bluff City, TN

One Brother: Billy Glenn Smith of Cookeville, TN

Daughters-In-Law: Paula Ware Reeves, Nancy Youmans Bailes, and Sandra Ray Bailes.

Nine Grandchildren: Renee Sanders, Vicki Hendricks (Tim), Dallas Bailes, Scarlett Pappas (Julian), Brandon Archer, Lacey Patterson, Robbie Bailes, Perry Bailes, and Jonathon Paul Bailes.

14 Great-Grandchildren, 11 Great Great-Grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the  St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959

The family would like to thank Pruitt Health Hospice and their staff for the exceptional care given to their mother over the past year.

Condolences may be submitted on-line at WWW.durden-hudsonfuneraldirectors.com

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements for the funeral of Mrs. Juanita Smith Bailes of Swainsboro, GA.


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Daniel Grimes
   Posted Sat December 08, 2018

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Enterprise .

With our deepest and heartfelt condolences. Team Triad-Enterprise

Wanda Peebles McGraw
   Posted Sun December 09, 2018
Deepest Sympathy to “Ma Bailes”family I have so many fond memories of her at the roller rink , she was always smiling and laughing even though I know we were aggravating her but we all loved her and she cared about every kid that came thru that door it’s amazing that she has helped raise generation after generation of kids from record hop days to skating rink days she will be missed

Russell Newman
   Posted Mon December 10, 2018

TRADITION AND SPLENDOR was sent by Russ and Shannon Newman.

We love you so much. Sorry we are unable to be there with you and Cecil.