July 1, 2013

Gloria Beatrice “Bea” Hamilton

— Funeral services for Gloria Beatrice “Bea” Hamilton, 83, of Chickasha, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 5, 2013, in the First Baptist Church with Kim Hayes officiating and Michael Butler assisting.

Gloria Beatrice “Bea” Hamilton was born in Chickasha, Oklahoma, on January 3, 1930. She lived in Chickasha her entire life and died on June 30, 2013 in Norman.

Bea was a member of the First Baptist Church since 1939. During that time she was a member of the Adult Sanctuary Choir and the J.O.Y. Choir. She was a part of the Living Christmas Tree for ten years, taught Sunday school classes for different ages and worked in Bible School for many years. She was a member of MacDowell Music Club for thirty plus years.

Bea will be remembered by many as Mrs. Hamilton… the teacher who always read to her students after the noon recess or taught them an unfamiliar language known as “pig latin.”

She was preceded in death by: husband; Bill Hamilton, parents; William H. and Lola Bradley, two brothers; Clifford and Haskell Williams.

Survivors include: son; Brad Hamilton of Chickasha, Oklahoma, daughter; Gina Smith and husband John of Marlow, Oklahoma, sister; Doloris Standridge of Chickasha, Oklahoma, six grandchildren; Jordan Hamilton, Haile Hamilton, Mandi and John Carpenter, Jared and Krista Cochran all of Chickasha, Oklahoma, Zach Hamilton of Moore, Oklahoma, Braeden Cochran of Edmond, Oklahoma, two step-grandchildren; Holly and Clay Parrish of Pocasset, Oklahoma and Abbey and Daniel Smith of Minco, Oklahoma, great grandchildren; Taylor, Lauren, Addyson, Blake, Eli and Kallyn, step great grandchildren; Cash, Clayre, Haustin, Ella and Chance.

The family wishes to express our deepest appreciation for the care that the following people gave to our mother: Deborah Blalock, Lea Smiley, Susie Purcell, Tammy Smiley, Betty Lambert and Brad Collins.

Interment will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home.

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