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Luella Maye (Childers) Bailes

March 28, 1932 ~ October 8, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Luella Bailes Obituary

     Luella M (Childers) Bailes, 91 took her most important journey on October 8, 2023 as she entered the arms of her Lord.  Luella was born on March 28, 1932.  She was the daughter of Ray and Ruby Mable (Nutter) Childers.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Bailes; siblings, brothers, Roscoe, Ennis and Dale Childers; sisters, Mildred Sullivan and Sylvia McClung; great grandson, Luke Stone, daughter-in law, Linda Bailes, and son-in law, Dewey Keiper.  Survivors include her five children:  Gary Bailes, Carolyn (Kevin) Huffman, Pam (Raymond) Rogers, Barbara Keiper, Roy (Lisa) Bailes.  Luella’s surviving siblings are: Ivolene Spencer, Ophal Childers, Leah Bailes, Ellen Thomas, Denver Childers, Jerrell Childers, Dorothy Moore, and Freda Sullivan.  She is also survived by eleven grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.    

      Luella took care to see that her children and grandchildren were loved and had everything they needed.  She always took the time to know and be involved in the lives of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and even her great, great grandchildren.  She loved Jesus and made sure we were all teaching our kids about Jesus.

      Luella was an adventurer in life and loved to travel.  She worked several summers in Yellowstone and Custer State Park, the Kenai Peninsula (Alaska).  She would often hike in solace, much to the chagrin of her children.  She took a donkey ride down the Grand Canyon, white water rafted down the Colorado River, rode the Iditarod sled in Alaska, and went parasailing at the age of 75 in the Caribbean.  When recently asked about what she would do if she won a million dollars, she said, “I would take another trip.”

      Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, October 12, 2023 at the Mt. State Baptist Church in Summersville with Pastor Larry Gawthrop and Mark Secrist officiating.  Friends may call at the church from 11-1 PM on the day of the services.

      In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Luke Stone Illumination Fund.  Checks can be made payable to:  Luke Stone Illumination Fund, Inc. and sent to:  140 Ottmer Road, Summersville, West Virginia  26651.

      “I have fought a good fight; I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.  2 Timothy 4:7    

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October 12, 2023

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Mountain State Baptist Church
807 Webster Road
Summersville, WV 26651

Funeral Service
October 12, 2023

1:00 PM
Mountain State Baptist Church
807 Webster Road
Summersville, WV 26651


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