Tivis, Bailee

Bailee Tivis
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Bailee Tivis, 3, of Portales, died Sunday, March 20, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales.

He was born on Jan. 28, 2002, in Clovis, to Kristy and Kie Tivis.

In November 2003, he was well enough that he and his mother were able to move to Virginia to join his father who was stationed there in the U.S. Navy. Late in the fall of 2004 the family returned to Portales. He was a student in the pre-kindergarten class at L.L. Brown Elementary. Family members said he loved to laugh and play and wrestle and kept an upbeat, happy attitude even when he was in great pain.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Jim and Joan Williams and Martha Baird.

Survivors include his parents; his maternal grandparents, Glen and Susie Davis of Portales; his paternal grandparents, Glen Tivis and Donna Leal, both of Clovis; his great grandparents, Rosalie and Joe Burney of Lubbock, Max Davis of Rogers, and Lloyd and Frances Tivis of Portales; and his uncles, Justin and Tyler Davis, both of Portales and Jim Tivis of Cleveland, Tenn.

Allen Conner will officiate the services.

Burial will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery near Dora.

Pallbearers are Kie and Jim Tivis and Justin and Tyler Davis.

The family will gather at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Hospitality Room at Golden Acres for the noon meal.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.