Viola E. Bailey – obituary

by May 16, 2012OBITUARIES0 comments

      Viola E. Bailey, 90 of Whittier, passed away on Sunday, March 13, 2012 at Mission Memorial Hospital in Asheville.

     Viola was born on March 22, 1922 in Avenel, NJ to the late Philip and Viola Ellison DenBleyker.

     Viola (Vi) Bailey graduated as Valedictorian for Woodbridge High School in Woodbridge, NJ. She was a former resident of Oakland Park, Florida; dividing her time between Florida and North Carolina for many years. She founded Miz-Chief Gifts in Maggie Valley over 40 years ago and subsequently relocated the shop to Cherokee. While in the area Vi formed many long and lasting friendships of which she spoke often.

     Ms. Bailey is predeceased by her brother, Philip Den Bleyker, III.  Survivors include her sister, Barbara O’Connell (Donald) of Stroudsburg, PA; step-son, Edward Bailey; nieces, Barbara Jenkins and Ann Miles; and nephews, Philip and James DenBleyker.

     There will be no local services. Interment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery, where she will  join her beloved husband Frank Schurer, at a future date.

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