Rosa Ruth Hammond Bustin

Born: Tue., Jul. 13, 1920
Died: Mon., Aug. 16, 2010

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Rosa Ruth Hammond Bustin, age 90, of Greensboro, GA died Monday, August 16, 2010 at St. Mary''s Hospital in Athens, GA. A lifelong resident of Greene County, she was born July 13, 1920 the daughter of the late Benjamin Bartemus Hammond and Sarah Flym Bryan Hammond. She attended grammar school in Veazey and Liberty and graduated from Greensboro High School with the Class of 1936. On December 17, 1939 she married Russell Wilson Bustin who preceded her in death on June 21, 1986. For forty-four years she worked for Union Manufacturing in Union Point which later became Chipman Union. Before moving her membership to the First United Methodist Church of Greensboro, she was a member of Walker United Methodist Church. Rosa Ruth was talented in many ways but she really enjoyed working in her yard, gardening, growing flowers and sharing her flowers with friends. Her other activities included cooking, quilting, reading, playing the piano and watching television, especially The Price is Right. Mrs. Bustin enjoyed the company of others visiting, talking and going to church.

Survivors include her daughters, Annette B. Dowdy and husband Robert of the Veazey Community and Doris B. Crawford and husband Bill of Greensboro, GA; grandchildren, Debora C. Martin, Patti C. Pinson, Laura C. Ray and husband Robert, William "Bill" Crawford, Jr. and wife Kim, Scarlet C. Watson and husband Brad, Marty Dowdy and wife Patti, Terry Dowdy and wife Michele, Lucy D. Lord and husband Dave; great grandchildren, Brandy Shuman, Kim Funderburk, Mark Pinson, Jessie Brooks, William Pinson, Austin Pinson, Dillon Ray, Brittany Ray, Logan Crawford, Kanton Crawford, Courtney Watson, Noah Watson, Daniel Dowdy, Libby Dowdy, Brianna Lord, Cody Lord, Cory Lord, Trevor Dowdy and Sean Dowdy; great great grandchildren, Taylor Shuman, Nathan Shuman and Hayden Pinson; and a host of other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Benjamin Edgar Hammond, Sarah Jo Parker and Henry Hammond; a granddaughter, Angel Crawford; a great grandson, Jason Pinson and a grandson-in-law, Keith Martin.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 202 W. Broad Street, Greensboro, Georgia 30642 with Rev. Ira McKeever officiating. Interment will follow in the Greenview Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Marty Dowdy, Terry Dowdy, Bill Crawford, Jr., Robert Ray, Brad Watson, Dave Lord, Daniel Dowdy, William Pinson, Dillon Ray and Steve Pinson. Honorary pallbearers are Joe Brooks, Ben Funderburk and Steve Shuman. The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday night at McCommons Funeral Home. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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   Posted Tue August 17, 2010

Linda Brook McLeroy
   Posted Tue August 17, 2010
Doris & Annette, I was so sorry to hear of your mom's passing..She was always such a sweet lady & good neighbor to my mom..All of you are in our thoughts & prayers during this difficult time.. God Bless Pierce & Linda

Jane & Howell Cobb
   Posted Tue August 17, 2010
Love and sympathy to your family. Jane and Howell Cobb

Jan Hallman
   Posted Tue August 17, 2010
Robert, Miss Annette, Lucy, Marty, Terry, So sorry to hear about Miss Rosa. She was a wonderful Lady and lived a great life. Just know God got another wonderful angel. Our sympathies are with you at this difficult time. Jan, David, Josh and Robert

Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Tue August 17, 2010
Annette, Robert, Doris and Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time and in the days and weeks to come. Ms. Rosa was a remarkable Southern Lady.

Ms. Betty Jo Evans
   Posted Tue August 17, 2010
Dear Family, Mrs. Bustin was a lovely lady and such a pleasure to be around. Want you to know she was loved by many. God bless you at this time. Betty Jo

Larry Brook
   Posted Tue August 17, 2010
We are so sorry for the loss of your Mother and Grandmother. She was a fine lady and a good neighbor. Our prayers are with you. Larry and Jan Brook

Ashley Davis Waldrep
   Posted Tue August 17, 2010
Dear Family, I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. What a very sweet lady! I always enjoyed going to see her with Brandy as a child. I know that she will be missed dearly by all of you. Turn to the Lord for strength to make it threw this time. May the Lord bless each and everyone of you.

Lynn Bryan Kitchens
   Posted Tue August 17, 2010
You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jamie, Paula, & Rebecca Cantrell
   Posted Tue August 17, 2010
You are in our thoughts and prayers. "Miss Rosa Ruth" was such a sweet, caring person. I will always remember how kind she and "Mr. Russell" were to us when we had to stay at their house the night that Papa Lam died. We were all very young, and they both made sure that we felt right at home. With deepest sympathy, Jamie, Paula, & Rebecca Cantrell

Alvin, Vivian, & Jeff Dowdy
   Posted Tue August 17, 2010
We are thinking of you during these difficult days. Mrs. Rosa Ruth was such a soft-spoken, gentle, and caring person. She always had a smile and saw the best in everyone. May God Bless and Comfort You. Alvin, Vivian, & Jeff Dowdy

Pam Hanse
   Posted Tue August 17, 2010
Dear Aunt Annette, Uncle Robert, Marty, Terry, and Lucy, We were so sorry to hear about Miss Rosa Ruth. She was always such a kind lady with the sweetest, purest smile. Heaven has a beautiful new angel. Much love, Pam, George, and Holly

Herb & Jan Thurmond
   Posted Tue August 17, 2010
So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.

   Posted Wed August 18, 2010
You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Sorry for your loss. Terrie & Family

Carolyn Bryan Taylor
   Posted Wed August 18, 2010
Annette, Doris and family, I am so sorry to hear about Rosa Ruth's death. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Carolyn

Pam Vaughn
   Posted Wed August 18, 2010
I was so sorry to hear about Ms. Rosa. She was a very dear sweet lady. I enjoyed knowing her from working with her at Chipman Union. She and I took inventory together several times and we had some good times and good memories. Love and Sympathy to the family.

Lanier Moss
   Posted Wed August 18, 2010
Dear Doris, Annette and Family, I am so sorry to learn of Miss Rosa Ruth's Passing... My God Bless and Keep you in these difficult day's is my Prayer...I know that you have many wonderful Memories of Her, that you will Cherish now and in the day's to come. Sincerely, Lanier Moss

Jan Foster
   Posted Wed August 18, 2010
Annette, Robert and families, So sorry for your loss. She was the sweetest lady and had the most wonderful, sincere smile. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Jan and Ray

Tim and Lisa Brown
   Posted Wed August 18, 2010
Deepest Sympathies. Tim, Lisa, Jake and Jessie Brown

Scott and Tami Mize
   Posted Wed August 18, 2010
sorry for your loss!

Betty Jordan
   Posted Thu August 19, 2010
Deepest sympathy for all family members for she was a truly wonderful christian lady and I cherish my good memories of childhood of being in her home and treated so kindly.

Keith & Kathryn Sorrells
   Posted Thu August 19, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. Our deepest sympathy.

Kent and Melinda Walker
   Posted Thu August 19, 2010
Our deepest sympathy to you all. Kent and Melinda

Geraldine Batchelor
   Posted Thu August 19, 2010
Deepest Sympathy !

Jimmy Bustin
   Posted Tue August 24, 2010
Sorry to hear about Mrs. Bustin. I don't think I've ever met any of you, but my dad, Earl Bustin and your dad were first cousins. My deepest sympathies

Stacyy & Sally
   Posted Sat August 28, 2010
With Deepest sympathy.