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(December 31, 1943 – November 20, 2011)

James Lynn Bailey, 66, of Midland, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 20 at Brittany Manor, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Jim was born in Harrison on Dec. 31, 1943 to the late Eleanor Bailey and Lenwood Bailey. Jim was a skilled mechanic and enjoyed working on both large and small engines. He enjoyed hunting and the outdoors. Jim is survived by his sisters, Aloma (Leonard) Fortinberry and Linda Alderton of Sanford. A brother Dan (Cooky) Bailey of Edwardsburg, MI. Jim is predeceased by 4 brothers, Nelt, Kelly, Eldon and Monte; brother -in-law, Carl Alderton. He is survived also by many nieces and nephews. Many thanks go out to the staff at Brittany Manor for their care and love over the years. A Graveside Service will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011 at Jerome Township Cemetery at 11:00 am, with his nephew Darin Alderton officiating. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Heartland Hospice. Smith-Miner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences can be given at smithminer.com.