Ruth Bird Hamilton, 83, of Hot Springs, died Wednesday, March 22, 2000, at Bath County Community Hospital.
She was born April 22, 1916, at Highland County, a daughter of Clarence C. and Wilda (Rexrode) Bird.
She was a homemaker and a member of Hamilton Chapel Advent Christian Church.
Her husband, Williw Robert Hamilton, preceded her in death on March 30, 1982. She was also preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and James Shaffier, of Hot Springs; two grandsons, Robert Hamilton, of Bacova and Kirk Shaffier, of Hanover; a great-grandson, Michael Hamilton, of Bacova; a sister, Mary Smith, of Hightown; a brother, Charles Bird, of Staunton; nieces and nephews.
A service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Obaugh Funeral Home by the Rev. Bradford Moles, with burial in Hamilton Chapel Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Richard Pete, Mack Bird, Robbie Chestnut, Andy, Tommy and Lowell Terry, Johnny Shaffier and Charlie Hamilton. Honorary pallbearers will be friends attending the service.
The family will receive friends one hour prior ro the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Bath County Meals on Wheels, Hot Springs; Hot Springs Rescue Squad, Hot Springs, Va. 24445; or Millboro Area Rescue Squad, Millboro, Va. 24460.