Rosebud Hamilton

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 30, 2009

Rosebud R. Bedgood Hamilton, age 82, a Butler County native and resident, died March 23, 2009. Funeral services were held at noon Saturday, March 28, 2009 at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville with Rev. Michael Foster officiating and James Herbert Funeral Home directing. Interment followed in Bedgood Cemetery with Herbert Funeral Home directing.
Mrs. Hamilton was born Oct. 9, 1926 to the late Frank Rostic and Zola Bedgood Rostic Sims in Butler County. A member of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church since childhood, she graduated from Lomax Hannon School and received her Bachelors in Elementary Education and a Masters in Library Science from Alabama State University. She retired from the Butler County School System after 35 years of dedicated service.
She was a member of the Association of Classroom Teachers, The Butler County Retired Teachers Assocation, The Butler County Civic League, the Flamingo Club and the Order of the Eastern Star # 645. She also served as the church clerk of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church and secretary of the South Alabama State Seven Shape Singing Convention.
She married Dempsey Hamilton on May 30, 1959 and in their 49 years of marriage they became parents to several godchildren and a special godson, Allin (Betty) Whittle.
Preceding her in death was a brother, Samuel Sims.
She leaves to cherish her memories her devoted husband, Dempsey Hamilton; two sisters, Queenie E. (Roger) Sims. Marks, MS and Polly McDonald, Chicago, Ill.; two brothers, Benjamin J. Sims and John Z. Sims, Greenville; one uncle, Jacob (Bernice) Bedgood, Greenville; three aunts, Rosie Mae Bedgood, Luverne; Lurlean Bedgood, New York and Minnie Bell Bedgood, Greenville; one brother-in-law, Hillary Hamilton; two sisters-in-law, Annie Thomas and Annie Mae Hamilton, a loving caretaker, Bonnie Sue Baugh, all from Greenville, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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