Anniston - A memorial service for Mrs. Ruth J. Hamilton, 78, of Anniston, will be Friday, February 22, 2013, at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Anniston with the Rev. David Hodnett and the Rev. Pete Hawker officiating. Inurnment will follow at a later date at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Union, South Carolina. The family will receive friends on Friday, February 22, 2013, from 10-11 a.m. in the Parlor at the church. Mrs. Hamilton passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at her home in Anniston. A native of Dyer, Tennessee, Mrs. Hamilton was and Elder and long-time active member of First Presbyterian Church of Anniston, where she was chair of the Congregational Care Committee and a member of the Women's Circle. Mrs. Hamilton was also a member of the Tuesday Morning Bible Study, multiple Bridge clubs, and the Euteuropean Club. She delivered meals for Meals on Wheels and volunteered for the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary. Mrs. Hamilton loved her roses and enjoyed gardening in general. Mrs. Hamilton was a loving wife and mother and was a very outgoing and nurturing person. Some of her happiest times were spent traveling and being with her church family and her dear friends. Mrs. Hamilton is preceded in death by her parents, Virgie and Burman James; sister, Evelyn Faye James; brothers, Tom and Harold James; and a granddaughter, Nancy Leigh Wilburn. Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Thomas Charles Hamilton; daughter, Nancy Hamilton Wilburn; son, Jerry Thomas Hamilton and his wife, Judy; sister, Susie Wright; brothers, Grant James and Ed James; grandchildren, Anna Gray and her husband, Andrew, Carrie Hamilton and David Wilburn; and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to The Mitchell Road Christian Academy, 207 Mitchell Rd., Greenville, S.C. 29615, for the Nancy Leigh Wilburn Soccer Field. Online condolences may be made to the Hamilton family at www.klbrownmemorychapel.com. K.L. Brown Memory Chapel 620 Golden Springs Road Anniston, AL 36207 256-231-2334
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Published in The Anniston Star on Feb. 21, 2013