97 of Huntington, died Sunday, March 9, 2014, in the Woodlands Retirement Community. A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, March 13, 2014, at the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church's Chapel
by the Dr. Allen Reasons. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Ruth was born February 26, 1917, in Huntington, a daughter of the late Harry F. and Pearl Moate. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, James H. Nash; a daughter, Kaye Nash; and two brothers, Harry F. II and Edward Moate. She was formerly a school teacher
at Enslow Junior High School. A long time member of the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church and an avid Marshall University fan and supporter. She loved the game of bridge and enjoyed travelling with her bridge group. Ruth is survived by her son, James C. "Nikita" Nash, and his wife, Trish, of Huntington; one grandson, Jeff Nash, and wife, Christi, of Lexington, Ky.; two great-grandchildren, Carson and Jake Nash. Also surviving is a sister-in-law, Bernice Moate of Charlotte, N.C., and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions should be made to the Marshall Big Green Scholarship Fund. Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary
is in charge of arrangements. Family guestbook at www.klingelcarpenter.com.