Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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February 25, 2014

Rhonda Sue Bailey

PRINCETON — PRINCETON — Rhonda Sue Bailey, 42, of Princeton, W.Va., passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Princeton Community Hospital in Princeton, W.Va.

Rhonda was born on June 07, 1971 in Chicago, Ill. to the late, Robert O'Dell Atwood and Virginia Louise White. She attended Willowbrook Baptist Church and had been a lifelong resident of Princeton, W.Va. She was a 1989 graduate of Princeton Sr. High School. Rhonda was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, James and Maggie Atwood; and maternal grandparents, Walter and Emma White; three brothers, Allen Atwood, Donald Hawkins and David Hawkins.

Survivors include her husband, Bueford Dean Bailey of the Home; four daughters, Rebecca Dillon of Bluefield, W.Va., Jessica Duncan of Princeton, W.Va., Ashley Duncan of Bluefield, W.Va. and Shannon Bailey of Falls Mills, Va.; son, Jeffery Bailey of the home; eight sisters, Nina Starnes and husband, Roger of Batesville, Ark., Margaret Antunez and husband Francisco of Chicago, Ill., Janice Hurst and husband Robert of Bluewell, W.Va., Renee Hawkins of Beckley, W.Va., Dolores Evans and husband Tracy of Montcalm, W.Va., Chris Orlick and husband John of Lerona, W.Va., Connie Atwood of Chicago, Ill. and Debra Bennett and husband Don; four brothers, Wesley Hawkins of Chicago, Ill., Larry Atwood and wife Sandra of S.C., Barry Atwood of Chicago, Ill. and James Atwood and wife Cindy of S.C.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluefield (Bluewell), W.Va. with the Rev. Emory Marchant officiating the service. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Princeton, W.Va. where friends and family will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at Cravens-Shires Funeral Home on Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. (Noon) until the time of the service.    

Online condolences will be accepted at

Cravens-Shires Funeral Home, 3431 Coal Heritage Road (Bluewell), Bluefield, WV 24701 is serving the family.

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