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Ruth Minton Collins

ROCK HILL -- Mrs. Ruth Minton Collins, 81, of 1073 Princeton Road passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The graveside service will be 11 a.m. today, Oct. 30, 2008, at Forest Hills Cemetery, with Rev. Bruce Wyatt officiating.

A native of Rock Hill, S.C., Mrs. Collins was a daughter of the late Ernest Minton and the late Lufay Smith Minton. She was a member of Mount Holly United Methodist Church. She was the widow of Richard Carl Collins Jr.

Surviving are her son, Rick Collins of Rock Hill; two daughters, Pam Crosby of Cottageville, S.C., and Debora Burgess of McConnells; her brother, Ernest Minton of Rock Hill; her sister, Frances Hamilton of Rock Hill; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 520 Gervais St., Suite 300, Columbia, SC 29201 or the National Kidney Foundation, P.O. Box 212634, Columbia, SC 29221-2634.

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