RINGGOLD Mary Ruth "Ruthie" McGuire, 71, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 22, 2012 surrounded by friends at the Hospice Care Center of Chattanooga after an extended illness. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga & North Georgia areas and had retired from Shaw Industries after more than 30 years of service. She loved her family and friends and her church family at Catoosa Baptist Tabernacle and enjoyed gospel music. She was preceded in death by her parents, Solon and Margaret McGuire and her brother, Nick McGuire.Survivors include her nephew, James McGuire and his family of Cave Springs, Arkansas; nieces, Deborah McGuire and her family of Burleson, Texas and Elizabeth Wilson and her family of Taft, Calif.; several cousins and a host of friends.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, in the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel with Rev. Chris Eaves officiating. Burial will follow in the Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. today and prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Arrangements by W. L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Homes, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.