Ruth was born April 27, 1925 in Altavista, a daughter of the late William Vest Arthur and Ida Kelly Arthur. She was a member of Hurt Pentecostal Holiness Church and a retired Altavista Elementary School teacher.
She is survived by two sons, Albert Timothy Eades and his wife Twyla of Hilliard, Ohio and Luther Mark Eades and his wife Betty of Lynch Station; thirteen grandchildren, Kellye Schroeder and her husband Jesse, April Tannehill and her husband John, Hannah, Adam, Nikolai, Kaleb, Seth, Sienna, Noah, Luke and Levi Eades, Gabriel Eades and his wife Mandee, and Savannah Eades-Witt and her husband Jeff; and eight great grandchildren, Elijah, Suri and Eiseley Witt, Aleli and Evelyn Schroeder, Ieliel and Illarion Eades, and Annie Tannehill.
Ruth was preceded in death by a son, Barry Lynn Eades; a grandson, Jonathan Eades; and a granddaughter, Barrie Lynne Eades.
A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Friday, October 14, 2016 at Hurt Pentecostal Holiness Church by the Rev. Mr. Joe Arthur and assisted by the Rev. Mr. Mark Hopkins. Interment will follow in Altavista Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 p.m., Thursday at Finch and Finch Funeral and Cremation Service, Altavista, VA.
The family suggests that those wishing to make memorials consider the Hurt Pentecostal Holiness Church Building Fund, 1212 Grit Rd., Hurt, VA 24563 or Gideons International--Altavista Camp, PO Box 193, Altavista, VA 24517.
[Editor's comment: I was not privileged to meet or know this outstanding Christian and public school teacher. I am grateful to Hugh Hoyle, an IPHC missionary on special assignment through his teaching ministry in providing discipleship training and targeting unreached people around the world. I have known Hugh and Lois Hoyle for decades. They are top flight people.
It is my prayer that God will bring comfort to Ruth Naomi Eades. She lived a full and fruitful life. May God bless the memory of this Godly Christian lady.]