IRA M. HAMILTON, 76 ROCKFORD - Ira M. Hamilton, 76, departed this life Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, in SwedishAmerican Hospital, after a long illness. She was born Jan. 28, 1936, in Eldorado, Ark., the daughter of C.L. and Annie Pearl Scott. Married the Rev. John Hamilton in Smack-over, Ark. Employed at Sunbeam Bakery more than 40 years before retiring. Attended schools in Arkansas. Member of Gomez Chapel AME Church. Ira leaves to cherish precious memories, sons, Tyler J. Styles of Rockford and Kirk L. Harris of San Antonio; grandson, LaDrell Gulley, who she raised as her own; five other grandchildren; brother, Henry Scott; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives. Predeceased by parents; husband; sons, Wayne Harris and Bill Harris; brothers, Robert Price and George Scott. Service at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in Gomez Chapel AME, 1509 Michigan Ave., with visitation from 9 a.m. to time of service. The Rev. Fred Lambert will deliver the eulogy. Arrangements completed by Collins & Stone Funeral Home, 128 S. Fifth St.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Dec. 6 to Dec. 7, 2012