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Rose Georgia Simril Huneycutt

  • Birth 30 Sep 1924 Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 15 Sep 2008 Matthews, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
  • Memorial ID 61830927

Rose Simril Huneycutt was born in Atlanta, Ga. to Robert McLane Simril and Ima Belle Carter. She was the sister of: Robert William Simril, Claude McLane Simril, Imogene Simril Beach, "Billie" Edith Simril Bass, JoAnn Simril Taft, "Sonny" Charles Frank Simril, and Jacqueline Simril Honeycutt.

She married 1st James R. Broome ca. 1942. They had a daughter, Victoria Frances Broome, who died of pneumonia, while still an infant. (14 Mar 1943 to 3 Dec 1943)

She married 2nd in York Co., SC 11 Sep 1946 to James Milton Smith (23 Mar 1927 - 11 Jul 1970). Rose and Milton had two children, Sandra "Sandy" Yvonne Smith Harrington Sigler (11 Nov 1947 - 06 Feb 1997) and Kathy Lynn Smith Givens Brewer. Kathy married 1st Kenneth Michael Givens on October 30, 1970. Kenneth was the son of Ernest Alfred Givens and Clara Ophelia Fletcher. Kenneth married 2nd to Kathy Michelle Benninghove on June 21, 1981 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. She is the daughter of Norman "Bud" Hayes Benninghove, Jr. and Frieda Katherine Freimuth.

Kathy married 2nd on June 11, 2000 John Edward Brewer at the VanLandingham Estate in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Rose had two grandchildren: Melanie and Jaime. Jaime was 1st married to Heathe, son of Leon and Betty Bryan. She married 2nd to Mark. Jaime is the paternal granddaughter of Harry D. Harrington and Bess Harrington. She has a daughter: Leo.

She married 3rd in Charlotte, NC 28 Apr 1973 to Millard Junior Huneycutt. Junior had three children from his first marriage: Patty Jean Huneycutt, Joyce Ann Huneycutt, and Donna Gail Huneycutt. Patty married 1st "Butch" Honeycutt and they had Scott and "Nikki" Honeycutt. Patty married 2nd David Wise. Donna married 1st Harry Torrence and they had Justin & Michelle Torrence. Donna married 2nd Mike Bass. Mike Bass is the nephew of Rose Huneycutt's sister, Billie Simril Bass.

Rose enjoyed playing games and especially cards. Hours were spent playing Spite & Malice, Canasta, and Rummicube. She loved baseball and didn't miss a Braves game! She even got a chance to see baseball at the Atlanta Olympics with her daughter Kathy and staying with her daughter Sandy. She enjoyed bowling and won many trophies and patches. She had a large collections of elephants (all with the trunk up!).

Rose was a 15 year member of the Stonewall Jackson Chapter #220, UDC where she had served as Chapter Recording Secretary. She was a member on the record of her great-grandfather Robert Eaton Simril and had supplemental memberships on great uncles Arthur Francis Simril and Abel Lewis Robinson. She was the best grandmother ever!

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Rose Simril Huneycutt

Loving wife, devoted mother, doting grandmother, faithful sister and caring friend. Mrs. Huneycutt was born September 30, 1924 in Atlanta, Georgia. She was the daughter of the late Robert McLane Simril and Ima Carter Simril.

Rose is survived by husband Millard Junior Huneycutt, daughter Kathy Smith Brewer and husband John, and granddaughter Melanie Wynter, all of Charlotte, and granddaughter Jaime Harrington Bryan of New York, New York. Mrs. Huneycutt is also survived by sister Joann Taft of Charlotte and brother C. Frank Simril of Kannapolis. Also surviving are step-daughters Patty H. Wise and husband David, and Donna H. Bass and husband Mike; step-grandchildren Scott and Nikki Honeycutt, Justin Torrence and Michelle Brown and husband, Heath, and five step-great grandchildren, Taylor, Jarod, and Jakob Torrence, and Makayla and Madison Brown.

She attended Central High School, Charlotte. She was a member of Cole Memorial Methodist Church and the Stonewall Jackson Chapter 220, UDC. In addition, Rose was also a life-long Atlanta Braves fan, a skilled bowler and an avid card player.

Rose was preceded in death by daughters Victoria Frances Broome and Sandy Smith Harrington Sigler and husband James Milton Smith. She was also preceded in death by beloved brothers and sisters Robert W. Simril, Claude M. Simril, Gene S. Beach, "Billie" S. Bass, Jackie S. Honeycutt, and step-daughter Joyce Ann Huneycutt.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Carrington Place and Hospice Palliative Care of Charlotte for their kind and considerate care. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Charlotte, 1914 Brunswick Ave, Suite 1-B, Charlotte, NC 28211.

Visitation and funeral services will be held at McEwen Funeral Home in Mint Hill.

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Rosebud Simril
United States Census, 1940
Name Rosebud Simril
Event Type Census
Event Date 1940
Event Place Ward 6, Charlotte, Township 1 Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States
Gender Female
Age 15
Marital Status Single
Race (Original) White
Race White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Daughter
Relationship to Head of Household Daughter
Birthplace Georgia
Birth Year (Estimated) 1925
Last Place of Residence Same Place
Robert Simril Head M 46 Georgia
Alma Simril [sic] Wife F 46 Georgia
Rosebud Simril Daughter F 15 Georgia
Billy Simril Son [sic] M 11 Florida
Joan Simril [sic] Daughter F 7 Florida
Charles Simril Son M 6 North Carolina
Jacqueline Simril Daughter F 3 North Carolina

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The Rose Beyond the Wall

Near a shady wall a rose once grew,
Budded and blossomed in God's free light,
Watered and fed by the morning dew,
Shedding it's sweetness day and night.

As it grew and blossomed fair and tall,
Slowly rising to loftier height,
It came to a crevice in the wall
Through which there shone a beam of light.

Onward it crept with added strength
With never a thought of fear or pride,
It followed the light through the crevice's length
And unfolded itself on the other side.

The light, the dew, the broadening view
Were found the same as they were before,
And it lost itself in beauties new,
Breathing it's fragrance more and more.

Shall claim of death cause us to grieve
And make our courage faint and fall?
Nay! Let us faith and hope receive--
The rose still grows beyond the wall,

Scattering fragrance far and wide
Just as it did in days of yore,
Just as it did on the other side,
Just as it will forevermore.

by A.L. Frink

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A hymn she loved:

I come to the garden alone,
While the dew is still on the roses,
And the voice I hear falling on my ear
The Son of God discloses.

And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own;
And the joy we share as we tarry there,
None other has ever known.

He speaks, and the sound of His voice
Is so sweet the birds hush their singing,
And the melody that He gave to me
Within my heart is ringing.

I’d stay in the garden with Him,
Though the night around me be falling,
But He bids me go; through the voice of woe
His voice to me is calling.

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She owned the following pets:

Prissy The Dog
Barney The Dog
Chrissy The Bird
Dusty The Dog
Peppy The Monkey

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On a personal note, a very special thank you to Michael Dunne for sponsering her memorial.

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