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Shirley Worley (Courtesy)

March 19, 1941 — April 12, 2022

Shirley Worley (Courtesy)


Mrs. Shirley Carol Bailey Worley, 81, of Lincolnton Highway, Elberton, wife of 57 years to the late Eugene Worley, entered into rest on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at her residence.

A native of Hartwell, Mrs. Worley was born on March 19, 1941, daughter of the late Crate Robert Bailey and Amanda Lou Hughes Bailey. She was a secretary having worked at Hart EMC and, along with her husband, owned and operated Globe Granite Company for many years. Shirley was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church where she served as treasurer of the parsonage committee. She enjoyed traveling with a special love of cruises; however, "Nana" was happiest while spending time with her family. The epitome of a true southern hostess, Shirley looked forward to each holiday, especially Christmas, and took great pride in preparing meals for her family.

Survivors include her daughters: Tammy Carol Worley of Clarkesville and Angela Jean Worley Dunn of Elberton; granddaughters: Ashton Jean Dunn, Lola Carol Dunn, and Bailey Len Dunn; sisters: Frances Smith of Anderson, SC and Elizabeth Kidd of Hartwell; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by her siblings: Ruby Bowers, Owen Bailey, Charles Bailey, and Connie Wilson.

The family is at the residence and will receive friends on Thursday, April 14, from 6:00-8:00p.m. at Berry Funeral Home.

Graveside services celebrating her life will be held on Friday, April 15, at 11 o'clock at Forest Hills Memorial Park with the Rev. John Moore and the Rev. Jim Tom Heard officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will include Mike Bowers, Rodney Bowers, Alan Wilder, Forrest Wilder, Jimmy Smith, Keith Smith, and Charles Worley.

Flowers are accepted and contributions may be made in her memory to Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 1328 Fairway Drive, Elberton, GA 30635.

Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at

Berry Funeral Home & Crematory of Elberton is respectfully in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Shirley Carol Bailey Worley.
Courtesy of Coile and Hall Funeral Directors of Hartwell.
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