Date of Death: 15 Jul
Subject: John "Tip" Bailey
Source: Savannah Reporter, 22 Jul 1904
Died at his home in Whitesville on Friday, July 15, 1904, John T. Bailey, aged 79 years, 8 months and 2 days. Uncle Tip, as he was usually called was born in Harlan county, Ky., and was married to Eliza Shelton in Andrew county, November 15, 1847. To this union was born eight children, two daughters, and six sons. Three of these children died when very young, another, a son, died after year of maturity. Mr. Bailey professed faith in Christ in February, 1860, and united with the Whitesville Baptist Church soon afterward, of which he remained a member until death. Rev. J. B. Kearby, of Savannah, who until recently has been pastor of the Whitesville Baptist church for many years, delivered a beautiful funeral tribute in his solemn and impressive manner, in honor of the departed one, after which the Masonic fraternity, of which he was an honored member, took charge of the service, and the body was laid to rest in the Whitesville cemetery, there to await the resurrection morn.