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Archie Lee Bailey

          Archie Lee Bailey, longtime resident of Morris, passed away Monday, May 25, 2009 at Walnut Grove Living Center in McAlester, Oklahoma.  Archie was born near Antlers, Oklahoma on September 20, 1922.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Mack and Nellie Bailey, three brothers; Virgil, Olin and Houston Bailey, and one granddaughter Carrie Vaughn.  He is survived by his wife Sammy Bailey of Baptist Village in Okmulgee, one sister, Margie Harvey of Derby, Kansas, a son, Andy Lee Bailey and wife Annie of Hiko, Nevada, three daughters; Barbara Bell and husband Gerald of Antlers, Oklahoma, Jackie Vaughn and husband Donnie of Morris, Oklahoma, Kathyanne Davis and husband Matt of Wilburton, Oklahoma, also six grandchildren; Ricky Bell of Antlers, Justin Vaughn of Morris, Dana Hugle and husband Gary of Wilburton, Kaylee Cox and husband Brandon of Morris, Ross Davis of Oklahoma City and Wes Bailey of Las Vegas, Nevada, seven great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

          Archie was a ranch manager for many years on ranches in Arizona, Florida, and Oklahoma with his own ranch at Morris, Oklahoma.  He spent his last few years on his daughter’s ranch near Wilburton, Oklahoma.

          There will be a celebration of Archie’s life on Friday, May 29th at 11:00 A.M. in the Chapel at the Morris Cemetery under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.  Chaplin Jack Hawkins of the Heartland Hospice will be officiating.

          Pallbearers will be the grandsons; Justin Vaughn, Ross Davis, Ricky and Chad Bell, Brandon Cox , Gary Hugle and Wes Bailey

          In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Archie’s memory to the Youth Group at the First United Methodist Church of Morris, P.O. Box 111, Morris, OK  74445 or the Youth Group at the First United Methodist Church of Wilburton, P.O. Box 6, Wilburton, OK  74578.  Online condolences can be made at