Mrs. Ruby Lee Southerland, age 83 of South Long Hollow Road, Trion, GA, passes away Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at her residence.  Mrs. Southerland was born October 16, 1926 in Murray County, GA.  She was retired from Riegel Textile Corporation with 23 years of service and was a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church.

Mrs. Southerland was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Southerland; father and mother, Boyd and Gertrude Scott Cagle; grandson, Damon Southerland; great-grandson, Brett Wilson; greatr-granddaughter, Kaylee Chamlee Lewis; brothers, Willard Cagle and Jesse Cagle; and daughter-in-law, Clara Southerland.

Survivors include sons and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Pam Southerland of Ringgold, GA and Ralph Southerland of Trion, GA; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Eddie Chamlee and Kathy and Ronnie Wells of Trion, GA; sisters, Bertie Anderson of Chatsworth, GA and Goldie Mashburn of Resaca, GA; brothers, Marvin Cagle of Resaca, GA and Leroy Cagle of Chatsworth, GA; 14 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; several great-great grand children; and several nieces and nephews also survived.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 28, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. from the New Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Patterson and Rev. Buster Fox officiating. Interment will follow in West Hill Cemetery.

Mrs Southerland will lie-in-state, Friday, November 27, 2009 at the Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6 to 9 P.M.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements for Mrs. Ruby Lee Southerland, who passed away on Wednesday.