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Bessie Ruth Bailey Alexander

1927 – 2020

Services for Bessie Ruth Bailey Alexander, 93, of Alba, were held August 9 at Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home. Marlon Alexander and George Filpansick officiated. 

Interment followed in Salem Cemetery, Alba.

Mrs. Alexander died August 7, 2020, in Mineola. She was born March 30, 1927, in Alba to Walter Hubbard “Hub” and Carrie Angeline Hargrove Bailey. On March 15, 1947, she married Joe Delton Alexander. She had been a resident of Alba since 1951, and was a member of the Alba Church of Christ. Ruth was the epitome of a devoted minister’s wife, serving beside her husband at several churches before settling at Wieland Church of Christ in Greenville for 40 years. She was also a devoted mother, Memaw, great-grandmother, friend, caregiver, and everyone’s favorite cook. 

Mrs. Alexander is survived by  her son, Marlon Alexander and wife Deanna of Alba; two daughters, Delbra Fazel and husband Sam of Alba, and Denise Clanton and husband Garry of Quitman; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband in 2006; three brothers; three sisters; and two grandchildren, Alexander Clay Clanton and Julia Alexander.

Memorials can be made to Alba Church of Christ, P.O. Box 799, Alba, TX 75410 or Heart to Heart Hospice, 7925 S. Broadway Ave. # 1140, Tyler, TX 75703.