Edith Bailey Slagle
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Edith Bailey Slagle, of Decatur, GA, age 88, died peacefully on March 3, 2013. She was born Feb 18, 1925, the daughter of Taylor F. Bailey and Clara Crouse Bailey. She was raised on the family farm in Advance, NC and attended High Point College, became an accomplished pianist and graduated with a degree in music in 1945. After graduation she took a bus to New York City to study ballet as well as tap dancing with teacher Jack Stanly. For several years, she shared an apartment in NYC with 4 girlfriends, danced, and worked at Norcross cards. In 1956, she married J. Ralph Slagle and moved to Marietta, GA, where they raised two children and she worked part time as a piano teacher and continued to practice ballet for many years at the Marietta School of Ballet. Those who knew Edith admired her for her energy and unique outlook on life. She was an animal lover, avid bird-watcher, and enjoyed long walks in the woods. We know she is out there now, enjoying spectacular views and doing a shufflehop- toe. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her two brothers and their wives, W. A. Bailey (Mabel Hartman Bailey) and Hubert L. Bailey (Sally Hartman Bailey). Surviving family members include son, Jeff B. Slagle (Nora M. Tocups), daughter Jennifer (Jenny) S. Rota (Paul A. Rota), granddaughter, Bailey Bei-Ya Tocups, niece Callie B. Terry, nephews William Bailey and T. Fred Bailey, and many additional generations of nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Home, 760 Pollard Boulevard SW, Atlanta, GA 30315. The family of Edith Slagle wishes to extend their sincere thanks to all those who helped care for Edith during her illness with compassion, love and dignity. A celebration of life is planned (tentative date May 26, details to be announced at a later date) in Edith’s hometown of Advance, NC.
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