Helen Ewouds (Hunter) Hamilton

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Helen Ewouds Hunter Hamilton left us peacefully on Monday, April 29, 2013, surrounded by loved ones in the comfort of her home.

Helen was born March 27, 1918, to Blooma Ornech Hunter and Jessie Alice Peeler Hunter in Jacksonville. She grew up in the Bethel Community near Lake City and graduated from Fort White High School and Massey Business College in Jacksonville. During World War II, Helen proudly served as a sergeant in the Women's Army Corps, where she met her husband-to-be, Andrew Dennis Hamilton. In 1961, A.D. retired from the USAF and they moved to Lynn Haven. Helen worked at Tyndall AFB, ICEE Corp. and MR&R Trucking Co., and she was active in the DAV Auxiliary and OES Chapter 262. Helen and A.D. were members of Lynn Haven Baptist Church and later founding members of Temple Baptist Church.

Helen is survived by her sister, Shirley Sievers; daughter, Bonnie Milam and husband, Johnny; daughter, Kathryn Hamilton; grandson, John Milam and wife, Sandi; granddaughter, Andrea Hamilton; great-grandson, John Thomas Milam III; and Larry Kinsey.

She was predeceased by her parents and husband; sisters, Mary Howard, Alice Zelenka, Blanche Collins and Edith Sistrunk; brothers, William Marcus and Josephus Hunter; and daughter, Audrey Hamilton.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at Temple Baptist Church and burial will follow at 11 a.m. Friday, May 3, at Barrancas National Cemetery with Pastor Chris Rehberg presiding. Helen had many special friends, including Debra McQueen, Ron Chilton, Alan Stark, neighbors Sandy and Jeff Ruppel and her church family. Helen's family is grateful for the care Helen received from Linda, Jolene, Sue and Tina, Covenant Hospice and her physicians. In lieu of flowers, memorials should be addressed to the .

Condolences may be submitted or viewed at www.southerlandfamily.com.

Southerland Family
Funeral Homes
100 E. 19th St.
Panama City, Fla. 32405

Published in Panama City News Herald from May 1 to May 3, 2013
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