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Wife of former UA president dies

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Dr. Jan Tillery-Bailey, the wife of former University of Alabama president, Dr. Guy Bailey, has died.  Bailey died Sunday at Trinity Hospital in Birmingham.  The cause of her death has not yet been released.  However, she was battling with a serious illness.  Dr. Guy Bailey was hired as president of the University of Alabama last summer.  Nearly two months later, he resigned from the post to take care of his ailing wife.


Dr. Judy Bonner, UA's current president, released a statement following Bailey's death.  She says, "The University of Alabama is deeply saddened over the passing of Dr. Jan Tillery-Bailey and wishes to extended our heartfelt sympathies to Guy and their entire family. Everyone who got to know Jan was inspired by her courage, her spirit and her determination.  The thoughts and prayers of the entire UA family are with the Baileys during this sad time"

Funeral arrangements have not yet been released.

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