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Mrs. Ruth Elizabeth Hilton

July 18, 2014

Ruth Elizabeth Hilton, 87, of Columbus, formerly of Pine Mountain Valley, died Monday, July 7, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital in Columbus.

Graveside services for Mrs. Hilton were held Thursday, July 10, 2014, at the Hamilton Cemetery with Rev. Jim Keith, Rev. Bradley Bunn and Rev. Howard White officiating. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Scott Stettes, Bradley Bunn, Stephen Van Camp, Hunter Paddock, Kaleb Stettes, and Sid Harden.

Mrs. Hilton was born June 29, 1927, the daughter of William Morris Keith and Mildred Lucille Braughton Keith. She was a retired middle school teacher with gifted endorsement with the Harris County School System. She was a member of the Pierce Chapel United Methodist Church where she was an active member of the Happy Achers Group and a former member of the Hamilton United Methodist Church. Mrs. Hilton was also a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Education Sorority. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ret. Chaplin Major Gerald K. Hilton.

She is survived by her two daughters, Margaret Horne of Columbus, Ga. and Millie Jones and Stephen Van Camp of Fernandina Beach, Fla.; two brothers, Rev. Jim Keith of Rogers, Ark. and Robert Keith of Hernando, Miss.; five grandchildren: Christie Stettes, Scott Stettes, Bradley Bunn, Todd Paddock and Elizabeth Foskey; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Cox Funeral Home in Hamilton handled arrangements. Please visit www.coxfh.com to leave online condolences for the family.

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