Arland Hollis Bailey
Arland Hollis Bailey was born Feb. 20, 1932, in Weeks Mills, son of Hazel (Crommett) and Irving Bailey, the oldest of 14 children. He went home to be with his newly accepted Lord on Aug. 7, 2013. He attended the little one-room schoolhouse in Weeks Mills. He also attended Erskine Academy for a short time. He was a U.S. Army veteran. As a young man he worked in the woods with a team of horses. He farmed and worked in the woods, was herdsman at the Oakland Farms in Gardiner for years. He drove a bulk milk truck for a few years picking up milk at area dairy farms. He loved horse pulling at fairs, hunting, fishing and camping in Kokajo.
He was predeceased by brothers Philip, Glendon and Joseph; a sister Barbara; a nephew Joseph and niece Heidi. He was also predeceased by his wife Lois and late wife Virginia.
Arland is survived by brothers Paul, Norman and James; sisters Pauline, Madeline, Beverly, Carolyn, Nancy and Diane; children Roxanne, Suzanne, Tanya, Pamela, Lauri, Jeffrey, Bonnie and Jennifer; step-children Mark, Gregory, Katrina and Russell; 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two ex-wives Rowena and Marilou; cousins, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews and many people he considered family.
Services were held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, at Palermo Christian Church, 322 Branch Mills Road, Palermo. Burial with military honors will follow at noon at Maine Veterans Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Angelman Syndrome Foundation, 4255 Westbrook Drive, Suite 219, Aurora, IL, 60504. Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Avenue, Belfast. Online condolences may be offered at www.ripostafh.com.