Mrs. Ruth Inez Bottom, 82, beloved wife of Preston W. Bottom, passed away peacefully to be with the Lord on April 4, 2011 at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital. Born in East Providence, Rhode Island, she was a daughter of the late William and Inez Gonsalves. Besides her husband, she leaves her daughter, Sharon L. Caraman (Agar); grandson, Keith W. Caraman (Nydia); granddaughter, Staci D. Clawson (James); and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by six sisters and two brothers and her grandson, Kenneth P. Caraman (Misti). She enjoyed singing and dancing and playing with her grand/great-grandchildren. We will miss her delicious cooking, especially her spaghetti and meatballs. ?Nana? will always have a special place in our hearts. Many thanks to Palmetto Health Richland Hospice nurses for your extra care. Private memorial services planned. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Palmetto Health Hospice, P.O. Box 100199 Columbia, SC 29202.