Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Death Announcement - Anita Ruth Bailey Stubbs

Anita Ruth Bailey Stubbs, 84, a resident of Augusta, GA and formerly of Cleveland, Tenn., went to meet her Heavenly Father Saturday, April 4, 2009.

Mrs. Stubbs was the daughter of the late Zella Swanson Bailey and Clay Bailey. Her husband, the Rev. John A. Stubbs; and her brother, Henry C. Bailey also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Stubbs was a native of Rossville, GA and she lived most of her life in Cleveland, TN. She traveled with her husband as he served the Church of God of Prophecy as state overseer for California, Texas, Mississippi, Oregon and Alaska. She was a retired secretary and bookkeeper at the Church of God of Prophecy headquarters in Cleveland, serving for nearly 30 years.

Mrs. Stubbs stayed active after her retirement, serving as a Red Cross volunteer at Bradley Memorial Hospital in Cleveland, TN. She also stayed active in the Professional Secretaries Association where in the past she served as its president and she served on its board for a number of years. Mrs. Stubbs enjoyed traveling to see her family and traveling with her senior group. She enjoyed crocheting and she loved her dog, Sassy. Mrs. Stubbs enjoyed the friendships she made over the years and stayed in contact with her friends. She enjoyed being a grandmother and great-grandmother and was affectionately called “Grams” by her grandchildren. Mrs. Stubbs was a member of Peerless Road Church of God of Prophecy, and while she resided in the Augusta area for the last five years, she attended New Hope Worship Center.

Survivors include her daughters, Carole A. Stubbs of Atlanta, Sandy Dean and her husband Mike of Chatsworth and Kathy Dyer and her husband Steve of Grovetown; her grandchildren, Kim Moreland, Kelli Kendrick, Amber Flynn, Andy Dyer and Stephanie Mixon; her great-grandsons, Thomas Kendrick, John Alan Kendrick, Seth Moreland, Noah Strickland and Joshua Moreland.

The Remembrance of Life service was today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at Peerless Road Church of God of Prophecy with the Rev. Samuel Clements and the Rev. Rich Bowen officiating.

Burial followed in the Sunset Memorial Gardens with Andrew “Andy” Dyer, Justin Flynn, Alan Kendrick, John Moreland, Kevin Mixon and Terry Bailey serving as pallbearers. A dove release concluded the service.

The family received friends at the funeral home Tuesday.Jim Rush Funeral Homes, North Ocoee Chapel, Cleveland, Tenn., was in charge of arrangements.

The Stubbs family are life-long friends. As a teenager, Bishop Stubbs allowed me to mow his lawn on a regular basis. Later in Life, my wife Yvonne worked as his private secretary while he served as C.P.M.A. Director in the Visual Aid Department of the Church if God of Prophecy at Bible Place in Cleveland, Tennessee. Sister Stubbs was a precious lady. We will never forget her.

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