Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Collins-Burke Funeral Home Parlor. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at Collins-Burke Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Walker Memory Gardens.
She was preceded in death by her half sister, Ida Pike (Lee); sisters, Mary Ellen Lee (Joe), Ethel Louallen (Claude), Ola Handy (Delbert) and Ollie Sparks (Sam); and brothers, Ed Rutledge (Robbie), Thomas Rutledge (Maxine) and Cecil Rutledge (Clerce).
She is survived by her husband, Thomas Clifford “Cliff” Files; daughter, Arlene Marie Files-Fuller (Richard) on Dundee, Mich.; son, USCG Capt. Jimmie Wayne Files of Bokeelia, Fla.; grandchildren, Eric, Lisa R.J. and Bob; and great-grandchildren, Ian and Allison.