Beatrice Bailey Wells, 86, of Hendersonville, formerly of Biltmore, went to be with the Lord Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Elizabeth House. A native of Buncombe County, she lived in Henderson County most of her life. A daughter of the late Rex and Pearl Adkins, she was also preceded in death by her son, James ìDannyî Bailey, who died in the Vietnam War in 1969, and her brother, Harry Adkins. Beatrice worked as a CNA in Pediatrics with Pardee Memorial Hospital. She was a long-time member of Balfour Baptist Church, and taught Sunday school for many years. She worked in the Balfour Elementary School cafeteria, and was an active member of the Gold Star Mothers.
Survivors include her four children, Beverly Bailey Ward and her husband, David of Cumming, GA, Alice Link and her husband, Ronnie of Lexington, NC, Marilyn Pittman and her husband, Bob of Hendersonville, Eddie Bailey and his wife, Judy of Mill Spring; a sister, Beulah Fraley and her husband, Dee of Paris, KY; four grandchildren, Brian Capps, Allison Meyers, Jason Bailey, Jonathan Link; six great-grandchildren, Anthony, Daniel, and Elizabeth Capps, Alex Owens, Grayson Bailey, Katelyn Meyers; a nephew, Mark Diamond; and a niece, Vanessa Adkins.
A funeral will be at 2:00 pm Tuesday at Balfour Baptist Church with Rev. Travis Harrison officiating. Burial will follow at Shepherd Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church.
Memorials may be made to Balfour Baptist Church, 2502 Asheville Hwy., Hendersonville, NC 28791.