Twila Jean “Watkins” Bailey, 86 of Newburg, passed away on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at Preston Memorial Hospital/Mon Health. She was born on October 26, 1935 in Tunnelton, daughter of the late Vernon P and Geraldine V Shay Watkins. Twila was a member of Chestnut Ridge United Methodist Church where she was treasurer for many years. She loved quilting, doing fill-in and circle word puzzles. Twila is survived by two children, Dale Ray Bailey Jr, Woodbridge, CT, Doris Jane Bailey Criss and husband Gary, Newburg; four grandchildren, John Andrew Bailey and fiancé, Brittney Alves, Michael Weldon and wife Amanda, Melissa Prater and Ashley Denise Williams; two great-grandchildren, Colton and Lillian; one brother, Paul Watkins and Sharon, Marquess, one sister, Barbara Zetty and Thomas, Camp Spring, MD; three sister-in-law, Joyce Watkins, Betty Matlick and Glen, and Barbara Jean Bolyard and Jerry; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Twila was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Ray Bailey Sr. in 1998; one daughter, Donna Williams; one daughter-in-law, Lisa Bailey; two brothers, Wayne Watkins and Jimmy Watkins. Family and friends will be received at the Bolyard Funeral Home, 79 Morgantown Ave. Newburg, on Monday, January 31, 2022 from 2-7 pm and Tuesday, February 1, 2022 from 10am until time of service at 12:00 Noon with the Pastor Delisa Riley officiating. Interment will follow at Shay’s Chapel Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at www.bolyardfuneralhomewv.com. Bolyard Funeral Home is honored to serve the Bailey family.
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