Kenneth Scott Bailey

The Daily Tribune News
Cartersville, Georgia
Published December 21, 1998
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Kenneth Scott Bailey, 30, of Cartersville, formerly of Cobb County, died Thursday, Dec. 17, 1998.

He was born in Cobb County and attended Cobb County schools, including the Wills High School, where he was the starting center for the 1986 state championship basketball team and graduated with honors.

He earned a business degree with a minor in math from Mercer University in Macon, where he also played basketball and received the Trott Ware Athletic Academic Award for four years in a row.  In 1994, he graduated from Kennesaw State University with a master's degree in finance.

Bailey also played professional basketball in Portugal, Germany and Argentina, as well as for the Continental Basketball Association, the U.S. Basketball League and the Global Basketball Association.

In addition, he was the past president of the Mercer Business Alumni Association, a financial analyst for Sprint Inc., a member of the First United Methodist Church in Marietta and a volunteer for the Special Olympics.

He is survived by his wife, Kris Keys Bailey of Cartersville; daughter, Logann Dowling of Cartersville; two sons, Blane Dowling and Conner Bailey, both of Cartersville; parents, Jack and Carole Roberts of Smyrna; paternal grandmother, Loveda Bailey of St. Louis, Mo.; and paternal grandfather, Ken Bailey of St. Louis, Mo.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, Dec. 20, at 2 p.m., at the Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home in Marietta, with the Rev. Todd Davenport and the Rev. Mark Farnell officiating.  Burial will be in the Georgia Memorial Park Cemetery in Marietta.

The Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home, Marietta, has charge of the arrangements.

[Re-printed with permission from The Daily Tribune News in an effort to help preserve history]


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