Carole Laura Bayless

carole bayless

September 27, 1949 ~ December 7, 2013

Carole Laura Bayless, 64 of Hilltop Lakes, passed away surrounded by loved ones Saturday, December 7, at her home. Memorial services will be held Friday, December 13, at 11 am in the First United Methodist Church Normangee. Pastors Richard Prather and Danny Barrett will preside over services. Services have been entrusted to Cozart Funeral Home Normangee.

Carole Laura Cowles was born in Mobile, Alabama to her parents Norris and Mary (McKean) Cowles. She graduated from college with her Nursing Degree, and was always about helping everyone she met. Carole married, the love of her life, Roscoe Bayless on June 23, 1973. They shared many happy years together, and had four children. They moved to Hilltop Lakes and she became very active with Beta Sigma Phi. Roscoe and Carole were also avid RV’rs, they made many a trip on bumpy roads. They also gave spiritually joining the NOMADS, going all over helping to repair old churches. Carole was a loving, caring, and giving mother-wife-caregiver-grandmother-and friend to all she met.

Survivors include her husband of 40 years Roscoe Bayless; three sons Michael Bayless and wife Denise; Benjamin Bayless and wife Rachael, Tim Bayless and wife Linda; a daughter Sher Payne and husband Keith; a brother Noris Cowles Jr. and wife Sharon; a sister Julie Veselka and husband George; seven grandchildren Michael Troy Bayless, Olivia Bayless, Brayden Bayless, Jacob Bayless, Noah Bayless, Jessie King, and Chase DeLaney; three great grandchildren Mia, Aspen, and Bentley King; and lots of loving nieces and nephews.

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  1. Roscoe so many wonderful memories
    of Carole and the four of us.
    Our hearts are sad.
    Love to you and your family,
    Beverly and Don

  2. We are deeply saddened for the loss of your beloved Carole.It was such an honor to have known Carole the short view years we have known her.We all know she is in no more pain and is in heaven with the God all mighty..
    Our prayers are with you all during this difficult time..
    God Bless…
    John and Denise

  3. Our deepest sympathy on your loss. Carole was a wonderful person, and we will remember her gentle ways always. Much love to you and your family.
    Steve & Lou Bayless

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