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Virginia Clark Mays, 97, Taylor County, KY (1924-2021)

Virginia Clark Mays, 97, of Campbellsville, Kentucky, daughter of the late Calvin Bailey and Shellie Pearl (Marples) Bailey, was born in Cincinnati, OH on March 4th, 1924, and departed this life peacefully in her home with her loving family by her side on Monday, September 20, 2021.

She professed her faith in Christ and was a member of Lowell Avenue Baptist Church in Campbellsville. Virginia was a former employee of Taylor Regional Hospital and Taylor County School System before she retired.

She united in marriage to Raymond Clark on October 8th, 1943, and preceded her in death in 1979, to this union of marriage five children were born.

Later, Virginia united in marriage to Ray Mays in 1986, who preceded her in death in 1990. She was also preceded in death by special relatives: Vance and Ester Baxter, who raised her as their own.

Survived by three daughters and one son: Shellie Aileen Dugger; Gilbert (Sharon) Clark; Carolyn Taylor; and Diane Colvin, all of Campbellsville, Kentucky.

Two brothers: Carl (Rita) Grooms, of Louisville, Kentucky, and Charlie (Anita) Bailey of Columbus, Indiana.

One daughter-in-law: Louella Clark of Louisville, Kentucky.

One brother-in-law: Ken Hawn of Jacksonville, Florida.

Seven grandchildren: Kim Stanley of Central City; Stephanie Morton of Whitesville; Jimmy (Mary) Taylor, of Springfield; Shannon (Dean) Cornett, of Campbellsville; Merica Gowin of Campbellsville; Jennifer (Brian) Smothers, of Campbellsville; and Allison (Al) Newland, of Louisville, Kentucky.

Nine great-grandchildren, eight great-great grandchildren, several nieces/nephews, and a host of other family and friends.

Besides her parents, special relatives, and two husbands, Virginia is preceded in death by one son: Larry Ray Clark; three sisters: Wilda Lowe, Margaret Mayhugh, and Catherine Hawn; two brothers: Harold Bailey and Hubert Bailey; and one son-in-law: Glen Colvin.

Funeral services will be Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 2pmET at Auberry Funeral Home in downtown Campbellsville. Visitation will be from 11am until time of the funeral.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for expression of sympathy please take the form of donations to Hosparus of Green River or Gideon Bibles and can be made at the funeral home. Burial to follow in Tallow Creek Cemetery.

Masks are not mandated but are suggested by the family at time of the visitation/funeral.

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