Ruth Weeks Bailey, 80, of Mendenhall, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on July 24, 2011. Ruth was born October 23, 1930, to Lola and B. Mike Weeks in Mathiston,MS. She was a graduate of Mathiston High School and Delta State University. She received her medical technology training at Memphis Baptist Hospital. She married H. Howard Bailey in Hattiesburg,MS, January 15, 1956.  They lived several years in Picayune, MS before settling in Mendenhall in 1966, where she was an active member of First Baptist Church in Mendenhall. She retired from Simpson General Hospital where she worked as a medical technologist.

Ruth is survived by her daughter, Laura Bridges, her husband, Greg Bridges; daughter-in-law, Darlene Bailey; and grandchildren, Michael Bailey, Jr., and Emily Bailey of Maumelle, AR; and sisters, Mary Weeks and Grace Weeks, both of Clinton.  Preceding her in death are her son, Mike Bailey, and husband, Howard Bailey, and sister Frances Weeks.

Funeral arrangements include visitation, Tuesday, July 26, from 5 pm to 7:30 pm at Tutor Funeral Home in Mendenhall; with service at 11 am Wednesday, July 27, at First Baptist Churchi n Mendenhall; and graveside service at 2 pm at Lakewood Memorial Park in West Jackson, MS.  Dr. Hueston Adkins and Rev. Rodney Anderson will be the officiating ministers.