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Riley Bailes

James Riley BailesGreenwoodJames Riley Bailes, 76, of 233 Headwater Drive and husband of Ellen Pigg Bailes passed away Monday, September 12, 2016, at the Hospice House of Laurens County in Clinton.Born in Simpsonville, he was the son of the late James Grady and Maggie Quinn Bailes. Mr. Bailes retired after 33 years from Gable's Clothing and was a member of First Baptist Church in Laurens. A volunteer fireman with the City of Laurens for 37 years, he was a Mason and member of Palmetto Lodge #19 and the Greenville Lodge of Perfection. He was also a Shriner and former chairman of trustees for the Laurens County Hospital.Surviving in addition to his wife are his children: Kevin James Thomas (Samantha) of Greenwood, Riley Todd Bailes (Pamela) of Laurens, Gregory Carroll Bailes (Lynn) of Laurens, Douglas Joseph Thomas of Kona, HI; sisters, Lois Bailes Simmons of Laurens and Cheryl Bailes Kay (Dick) of Greenville; grandchildren, Kaitlyn Ariel Merritt (Daniel), Austin Duncan Thomas, Grayson Riley Bailes and Cameron James Thomas.Private cryptside services will be held at Forest Lawn Mausoleum in Laurens conducted by Rev. Rickey Letson and Rev. Tim Pigg with Fireman Honors and Masonic Rites.Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Bobby Smith Sunday School Class, 300 W. Main St., Laurens, SC 29360.Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Riley Bailes please visit our Sympathy Store.

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Forest Lawn Mausoleum
765 East Main Street
SC, 29360

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Myrna Quinton sent a virtual gift in memory of Riley Bailes

Myrna Quinton Sep 18 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Ellen and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Debbie Greene

Debbie Greene Sep 15 2016 12:00 AM

Ellen and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and in the days to come . We are praying that all of the wonderful memories you have will bring you peace and comfort! Please know that we are here- please call on us if we can do anything to help you all. Riley was a wonderful person and we have great memories of time spent with you ! Patti and Calvin Owings

Calvin Owings Sep 15 2016 12:00 AM

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A candle was lit in memory of Riley Bailes

Lib Bailes Coleman Sep 14 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Riley Bailes

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