William Thomas (Bill) Hailey, 85, of Rutledge, passed away August 2, 2016. Mr. Hailey retired from General Motors and was a faithful member of Willow Springs Baptist Church. He never met a stranger and enjoyed striking up friendly conversations with everyone he met. His love for travel allowed him to visit places all over the world – including Germany and France. Mr. Hailey adored his family and cherished the time he spent with them. He was preceded in death by his son, Tim Hailey; grandson, T.J. Hailey; parents, Aquilla and Ella Ruth Hailey; sisters, Sara Bone, Jane Turner; and his brothers, Charles Hailey, Perry Hailey and Luther Hailey.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 42 years, Marjorie Hailey; sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy and Holly Hailey, Peewee Hailey, all of Covington, Charles and Kay Shumate of Social Circle, Cliff and Svetlana Shumate, Troy Shumate, all of Rutledge; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Jack Studdard of Social Circle; grandchildren, Sophie Hailey, Chris and Sara Studdard, Wesley and Christi Studdard, Karen and Nathan Jackson, Kevin and Cathy Shumate, Jennifer and Steven Larrew, Sabrina Shumate, Chris and Vanessa Shumate, Vitaliy and Helena Maier, Jeremy Shumate, Kenny Shumate, Erin Shumate; 17 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Rutledge; brother, Billy Wayne Hailey, both of Porterdale; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for Mr. Hailey were held Friday, August 5, 2016, 1 p.m., at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with Pastor Lanier Martin officiating and interment followed in Lawnwood Memorial Park, in Covington.
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