Alnet Scott “Scotty” Bailess

Alnet Scott “Scotty” Bailess

Alnet Scott “Scotty” Bailess, 89, formerly of Huntington, died Friday, June 21, 2019, in Milford, Ohio.

Mrs. Bailess was born Jan. 16, 1930, in Broaddus to Eula Demeris (Wise) and Hammond Scott Jr.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 58 years, Benson Lyle Bailess Jr.; a granddaughter, Jessica Carol; sister, Julia; and brothers, Sam, Lavane Atholee, Hammond III, Melvin and John Roland.

Survivors include a daughter, Scotty Lynn (Bruce) Brown of Williamsburg, Ohio; sons, Benson Lyle III (Cynthia) of Seattle, Washington,  Melville Kim of Houston,  Preston Monroe (Gayle) of Gilbert, Arizona, and Joseph Bradley of Haltom City; grandchildren, Jessica Ann, Misty, Kim Jr., Amy, Reid, Morgan, Shelby and Jordyn; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Lucette Johnson; sisters-in-law, Janice Scott and Mary Bell Lindley; brother-in-law, Walter E. Bailess; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at Carroway Funeral Home in Lufkin.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at Huntington First Baptist Church. A private family graveside service will be held in Broaddus.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Benson and Scotty Bailess Volleyball Scholarship Fund, c/o Huntington High School, P.O. Box 328, Huntington, Texas, 75949; the East Texas Food Bank, c/o Huntington First Baptist Church, 702 N. Main, Huntington, Texas, 75949; or the Huntington Garden Club, P.O. Box 1626, Huntington, Texas, 75949.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin.

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