Alene Bailey

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Amory – Alene Roche Bailey, 95, passed away at Oak Tree Nursing Center in Amory, MS on Thursday, March 17, 2022, and began her new life in Heaven. Born on September 21, 1926, in Beaverton, Alabama, she was a daughter to the late Washington Lockhart and Maedell Plunkett Lockhart.

Alene grew up in Monroe County and attended Bigbee School. She went to work at an early age and helped provide for her family for many years. Alene was a ticket maker at Amory Garment Company and she worked there until her late retirement, at age 80. During her lifetime, she was blessed with two loving husbands, Clarence Roche and Bob Bailey. She was also blessed with three children.

Alene was a quiet lady with a radiating smile. She loved the Lord and was a member of St. Matthews Methodist Church and later attended St. Andrews United Methodist Church until her health declined. Her God and family meant the world to her, especially her grandchildren and her dogs, Mack and Charlie. Some of her other close friends were Lizzie McMillen and her cousin, Mae Moreland. She liked to listen to Gospel music, work puzzles and grow beautiful flowers.

Above all, Alene loved the blessings of her large family which the Lord had given her. She was simple, kind, loving and a great mother and grandmother. She will be missed dearly.

Left behind are her sons, Jerry Roche (Jeanette), Smithville, David Roche (Kristen), Mountain Home, Idaho; grandchildren, Monica Adams, Robert McCain (Marcella), Kevi Callihan (John), and Amy Wyatt (Trae); great-grandchildren, Brandon Allen (Megan), Kirstie Miller (Brennen), Karrigan Callihan; Sebastian Alderman, Lacey Wyatt; Will & Luke Alderman; great-great-grandchildren, Ryan, Kyleigh, and Kyler Young; son-in-law, Don McCain (Barbara), Amory; sister, Maxine Coursey, Amory; brothers, Fadius Lockhart (Linda), Amory, and Gladius Lockhart (Dorothy), Lexington, TN; nieces and nephews, Dwight Coursey (Hend), Linda Herlihy (George), Brenda Bartholomew (Kenneth), and Judy Pietras (Norm); special cousin, Mae Moreland; special friend, Lizzie McMillen.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Clarence Roche and Bob Bailey; her daughter, Joan McCain; and an infant sister, Lennie Ray Lockhart.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday, March 20, 2022, at 2:00 pm at E. E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory, with Rev. Don McCain officiating. Burial will follow in Amory Historical Society Cemetery, Amory, MS with pallbearers being John Callihan, Robert McCain, Trae Wyatt, Brandon Allen, George Herlihy, and Andrew Houston.

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday, from 12:30 until the service hour at the funeral home in Amory.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Mrs. Teresa Childers and the staff at Oak Tree Manor and Kindred Hospice Staff.

Memories and condolences may be shared with her family at


MAR 20.
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

E.E. Pickle Funeral Home, Amory

500 3rd Avenue South

P.O. Box 127

Amory, MS 38821

Celebration of Life Service

MAR 20.
2:00 PM

E. E. Pickle Funeral Home, Amory


AMORY, MS 38821

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