Doyce Ann (Morris) Bailey

Doyce Ann (Morris) Bailey, 86, of Tenaha, Texas, passed away on
February 26, 2023, in Center, Texas. She was born on December 20,
1936, in Center, Texas, to the late Clifford Doyce Morris and
Mavouryne (Grace) Morris.
Graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, March 1,
2023, at Tennessee Cemetery, 5765 FM 947, Timpson, Texas, with
Bro. Timothy Roberson, officiating.
Born and raised in Shelby County, Doyce Ann attended and
graduated from Tenaha, Class of 1954. She met the love of her life,
Edwin R. Bailey, in April 1957 and the two were married three short
months later, June 20, 1957. Their marriage spanned over 63 years,
included 28 years of service the United States Air Force and raising
one daughter, LaRaye Ann Bailey.
Doyce Ann served as the City Secretary for Tenaha over 34 years
before retiring in 2015. She also served her community by
volunteering her time and resources to the Tennessee Rural Water
Board, Tenaha Business Men’s Club and the Child Welfare Board of
Shelby County. She was an active and faithful member of Tenaha
First Baptist Church where she enjoyed service to her Savior and
She is survived by her daughter, LaRaye Ann Bailey; loved as a daughter, Erin
Johnson; one sister, Karen Cruse and husband Glenn of St. Louis, Missiouri;
loved as grandchildren, Justin and Sarah Simons of Tenaha, Texas;
innumberable friends and loved ones.
Doyce Ann is preceded in death by her loving husband, Edwin R. Bailey;
parents, Clifford Doyce and Mavouryne Morris; brothers, William “Bo” Morris,
and Robert “Bo Jack” Morris.
Pallbearers serving will be Johnny Harrington, Tyler Reeves, David Horton,
Aaron Roland, Justin Simons, and Taylor Fanguy.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the administration,
nurses, aids, therapist and support staff of Pine Grove Nursing Home. Their
excellent care, love and support was invaluable and will not be forgotten.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to either Pine Grove Nursing Home orAlzhiemer’s Association at
To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

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