Mrs. Alpha Leona Bailey Rutledge, 80, of Resaca, departed this life Saturday evening, Feb. 1, 2014, at Calhoun Health Care surrounded by her loving family.
Alpha was born July 6, 1933, in Dalton, a daughter to the late Claude and Roselle Moore Bailey. Alpha was also preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Rutledge; a son, Alvin Rutledge and daughter, Donna Gribble; a son-in-law, Donald E. Norton; a brother, Larry Bailey; sisters, Hazel Welch and Linda Farmer,
Alpha was a volunteer at Gordon Hospital for many years.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Felicia Rutledge of Resaca; daughters and son-in-law, Telena Norton, Susan and Danny Goswick, all of Resaca; brothers, Billy Bailey of Mableton and Frankie Bailey of Chatsworth; sister, Claudell Mitchell of Dalton; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Services to celebrate the life of Mrs. Alpha Leona Bailey Rutledge will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Resaca First Baptist Church with the Rev. Harold Blackstock and the Rev. Brent Davis officiating.
She will be laid to rest next to her husband at Fain Cemetery with Michael Rutledge, Danny Goswick, Jesse Baker, Chris Gribble, Cory Baker, Andrew Gribble and Harrison Rutledge serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at Ponders Calhoun Chapel from 5 to 9 p.m. today and after 10 a.m. Tuesday until the service hour.
Arrangements are by Ponders Calhoun Chapel, Calhoun; (706) 625-7577.