A former Calhoun resident, John Scott Bailey, 52, died August 6, 2001 of injuries received in a car crash in Braxton County. He was a resident of Bridgeport, West Virginia, the only son of Minnora residents Scott and Edith Gae Bailey.

Bailey was a graduate of Glenville State College with a degree in land surveying. He was a member of the WV Association of Land Surveyors and was president of the Harrision County Chapter of the WV Association of Land Surveyors.

He was a 19 year employee of MSES of Clarksburg and a former employee of Consolidated Natural Gas Company. He was an avid outdoors man and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church of Bridgeport. "He was a loving son, husband, father and brother."

In addition to his parents he is survived by his wife Mary Kathryn "Kathy" Hartshorn Bailey, whom he married in 1971; three children, David Matthew, Shanna Kathleen and Heather Jade, all at home.

Three sisters, Sharon Groves of Orville Ohio; Martha "Marty" Park of Minnora and Joyce Meek, Wilmore Kentucky. Also several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home in Clarksburg on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The body will be moved to the Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg on Friday, where friends will be received from 6-9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at Stump's on Saturday, August 11, at 1 p.m. Interment will be at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Cemetery at Mt. Zion.