Louise Roberta Bailey, age 93, of Malvern passed away Feb. 28, 2014, at Arbor Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation.
She was born March 17, 1920, in Hot Spring County to the late Robert and Maggie Lewter Headley.
Louise played basketball as a young girl and also loved to watch basketball.
She had worked at Allen's Sewing Center, was an excellent seamstress and was a homemaker. Mrs. Bailey was a member of the Pink Ladies Auxiliary, which was a highlight of her life. She enjoyed getting to meet all the people that came into the hospital.
She was instrumental in starting the Hot Spring County Fitness at Saline Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Bailey was the oldest member of South Main Missionary Baptist Church. She loved to travel with her husband on guided bus tours all over the United States.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Connie Bailey; siblings, Woodrow Headley, Ruby Jean Thornton and Pauline Davis; and a son-in-law, Dr. Carl Matlock.
Survivors include her daughter, Betty Matlock of Benton; a grandson, Todd Matlock and wife Debbie of Hot Springs; a brother, James Headley and wife Sunny of Westville, Ohio; her lifelong friend, Eunice Adams of Malvern; and two sisters-in-law, Eula B. Bailey and Betty Byrd Bailey.
Visitation is scheduled from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 3, at Regency Funeral Home in Malvern.