Ruth W. Bailey, of LaGrange, went to be with Jesus on Friday, June 15, 2012 in Panama City, Florida.
Ruth was born in Lexington, GA on April 29, 19??, daughter of the late James Calvin Walls and Mary Alice Harrison Walls. She had lived in LaGrange most of her life and was a beautician and businesswoman for many years. She was an active member of Shoal Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Charles A. Bailey, Jr.; a daughter, Dale Brown; grandchildren, Keith & Cathy Kight, Tommy W. Bailey, Tony & Terri Brown, and Todd & Cindy Stephens; great-grandchildren, Alyssa Dale Kight, Tyler Andrew Kight, Olivia Ruth Kight, Ashley Michelle Brown, Anna Elizabeth Brown, Abbey Mackenzie Brown, Ryan Jacob Brown, Cassie Lynn Brown, Zachary Olin Stephens, Noah Todd Stephens, Spencer Charles Stephens, and Hollis Kaden Stephens; a brother, James & Betty Walls and several beloved nieces and nephews. Mrs. Bailey was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Charles A. Bailey, Sr. and an infant daughter, Tressa Bailey.
The family will gather at the funeral home to receive friends on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. Those who know Ruth, probably have a story to share with the family about her. The family would like to compile these stories and asks that you write your story down and either bring with you to the visitation or share via the internet on their memorial site at www.shlagrange.com.
Funeral services will be held 4 p.m. Monday, June 18, 2012 at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, LaGrange Chapel with Rev. Anthony Hovey officiating. Burial will follow in Shadowlawn Cemetery.
Flowers will be accepted or those desiring may contribute to Shoal Creek Baptist Church (Benevolence Fund) or to the Alzheimer's Association in memory of Ruth W. Bailey.
Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange. (706) 884-8636 www.shlagrange.com