Belle Tate Bailey, 93, of Cumming died Saturday January 8, 2005 at Chestnut Ridge Nursing Center where she had constant love and care from all the nurses, doctors, hospice and a special friend, Frances Maine, her loving roommate. Born in Gordon County, she lived most of her life in Forsyth County having moved from Dawson County. Mrs. Bailey was a seamstress for over 35 years with various clothing manufacturer and retired from Russell Manufacturing where she was known as Ma Belle. She was a member of Concord Baptist Church, a charter member of the Ruth Rebekah Lodge in Silver City, past chaplin of Ruth Rebekah Lodge Assembly of Georgia, past president of the S. E. Woodall #8 of Canton, past president of the 4th district, and past Noble Grand of Ruth Rebekah Lodge. She loved life and had fun anywhere she went. Most everyone in the community has eaten at her table. A wonderful cook, she was always taking food to others. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert “Gad” Bailey, daughter, Mary Louise Bailey and son James Bailey. Surviving are her daughters and sons in law, Eulene and Jack Foster, Lawrenceville, Marie and Jim Price, Lawrenceville, Annie and Kermit Turner, Cumming, son, Rupert Bailey, Cumming, daughter in law, Fostine Bailey, Cumming, sister, Ethel Grizzle, Dahlonega, brother and sister in law, Waymon and Orene Tate, Cumming, sisters in law, Wilda Bailey, Cumming and Viola Tate, Cumming. 11 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 10 great great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be held Sunday January 9, 2005 at 3 o'clock at Concord Baptist Church. Rev. Rubin Smith and Rev. Charles Gilliland will officiate. Interment in the church cemetery. The Ruth Rebekah Lodge and the Odd Fellow Lodge will serve as honorary escort. Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville. 706-265-3159.