Doris Bailey Gandy passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 14, 2012, at Conway, Arkansas. She was born on May 25, 1930, in Crystal Springs, Mississippi, to Ray E. and Mary M. (Perrette) Bailey, Sr. Doris married Joe A. Gandy on June 19, 1954, in Memphis, TN, and was married until Joe's death on
December 31, 1987. In 1960, Joe and Doris bought The Red and White Grocery Store in West Memphis, AR, and owned and operated it until Joe's health forced them to sell. In August of 1974 they retired to Heber Springs, AR. Doris worked at Sears and was a payroll clerk for Skil Corp. until her retirement in 1988. She moved to Conway in 2001 to be closer to her daughters. She was a member of Cleburne County Baptist Church in Heber Springs, AR.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray E. and Mary M. (Perrette) Bailey, Sr.; her daughter, Laura J. Gandy on November 15, 2005; and her nephew, Joseph "Randy" Bailey on June 2, 2008.
She is survived by her daughter, Melissa Hight and husband Duncan of Greenbrier, AR; grandsons, Seth Fisher and Brittney Selby, Drew Harris and Rachael Hudspeth, all of Conway, AR, and Trent Harris of Frisco, TX.; great grandson, Braxton Harris of Conway, AR; brother and sister-in-law, Ray E. "Bully" Bailey, Jr. and wife Beverly of Boaz, KY; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ted W. Gandy and wife Carolyn of Huntsville, Alabama; two nieces and two nephews; four step-grandchildren, Ryan and Candice Hight, and John Hight of Greenbrier, AR, and Kyle Hight and Heidi Hight of Conway, AR; six step-great-grandchildren, Dylan, Dalton and Lilly Hight of Claremore, OK, Kylee Hight of Greenbrier, AR, and Gabriel and Roman Hight of Cleveland, AR.
As per Doris' request, she has donated her body to Genesis in Memphis, TN.
There will be a memorial service at Olmstead Chapel in Heber Springs on Saturday, July 21, 2012, at 4:00 p.m. Porter Bray will officiate.
The family would like to thank Hospice Home Care, Gail, Carol, Karissa and Scotty for their love and kindness shown to my mother. Memorials may be made to Hospice Home Care, 821A North Creek Drive, Conway, AR 72032. She is also survived by other relatives and friends.
Arrangements: Olmstead Funeral Home, 601 W. Main, Heber Springs. www.olmstead.cc