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MR. WILLIAM HENRY "WILLIE" ROSEBUD

William “Willie” Henry Rosebud, was born on June 25, 1948 in Wadesboro, NC to the late Henry Kelly and Jessie Lee Wheeler Rosebud. 

He peacefully entered the gates of heaven on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at his home.  He was predeceased by his 6 siblings.

Willie was educated in the public schools of Wadesboro, NC.  He was a life-long resident of Anson County and retired from Coffing Hoist (formerly known as Duff Norton) after 38 years of service and was a valuable member of the Smith’s Funeral Home for 41 years.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Rosebud, four children, Sonja (Clement) Bowman of Mint Hill, NC, Kim (Steven) Rosebud-Bell of Waxhaw, NC, Keith Rosebud of Wadesboro, NC, Stevie Medley, of Simpsonville, SC.  Six grandchildren, Melquan Rosebud, Kyra Bell, Kamille Bell, Antonyia Gabrielle Medley, Kaitlyn Bell and Johnathan Medley.   His sister, Dorothy Mae Cox of High Point, NC, sister-in-law, Emma Yvonne Rosebud of Wadesboro, NC, brothers-in-law, Charles Hammond of Thomasville, NC and Larry (Carolyn) Hammond of Washington, DC, as well as nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. 

Special thanks for his angel that God had on assignment for him, nephew, Lee “Boy” Rosebud for always being there when we couldn’t.  Also, a special thank you to his personal caregiver Kim Hailey.  Kim, words can’t express how much we appreciate you for being there for our father, enabling us to continue our daily duties.


The Homegoing Services were held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Smith's Memorial Chapel, 604 Salisbury Street, Wadesboro, North Carolina. Burial  followed in Westview Memorial Park, Highway 74-West, Wadesboro, North Carolina.

MR. WILLIAM HENRY 'WILLIE" ROSEBUD
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  • Sunday, April 23, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Smith's FH
  • Monday, April 24, 2017
    I am so sorry for your loss, my thought and prayers are with your family.
    ~ Demetris Ivey
  • Monday, April 24, 2017
    I am so sorry for your loss, my thought and prayers are with your family.
    ~ Demetris Ivey
  • Monday, April 24, 2017
    The family have my deepest sympathy. May God keep you during your loss.
    ~ Shirley Simon-Allen   Wadesboro, NC
  • Monday, April 24, 2017
    My deepest sympathy and prayers for the for the family.
    ~ Marva Richardson-Paige   Virginia Beach, VA
  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    Sorry to hear about Willie. We worked with Willie @ Coffing. Louise & Sonny Tanner
    ~ Louise & Sonny Tanner   Shallotte, NC
  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    Sorry to hear about Willie. We worked with Willie @ Coffing. Louise & Sonny Tanner
    ~ Louise & Sonny Tanner   Shallotte, NC
  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    To the Rosebud Family, sorry about your loss Willie will be soley miss. May he rest in Peace with the Lord and Master. Kennie R. Buchanon
    ~ Kennie R. Buchanon   Fayetteville, NC
  • Friday, April 28, 2017
    In times like these we need to look to the hills from whence come th our help. Keeping you and the family in prayer.Sorry for the loss of your loved one
    ~ Cornelia Liles   Lilesville, NC
  • Thursday, April 27, 2017
    I worked with Willie at Coffing Hoists I am sorry for your lost.
    ~ James Story   Rockingham, NC
  • Thursday, April 27, 2017
    Sorry to hear of Willie's death, you have our deepest Sympathy We pray that God's Love will comfort you at this time.
    ~ Mr. & Mrs. Harry Livingston   Polkton, NC
  • Friday, April 28, 2017
    To the Rosebud family, I am deeply sorry for the loss of your loved one. May God continue to give you peace.
    ~ virginia little   Matthews, NC
  • Thursday, April 27, 2017
    Extending our sincere sympathy to the Rosebud Family. May God Richly Bless & Keep Each of You In His Care. Ms. Barbara A. Ratliff & The West Deep Creek High School Class of 1966 ~Rest Easy William Henry "Willie" Rosebud~
    ~ Barbara A. Ratliff   Charlotte, NC
  • Friday, April 28, 2017
    May God comfort you at a time like this.Rest assured that he is in the bosom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
    ~ Annie Staton   Polkton, NC
  • Friday, April 28, 2017
    My prayers go out to the Rosebud family. With deepest sympathy.
    ~ Tish Lowery   Fayetteville, NC
  • Friday, April 28, 2017
    The Fallen Limb A limb has fallen from the family tree. I keep hearing a voice that says, “Grieve not for me. Remember the best times, the laughter, the song. The good life I lived while I was strong. Continue my heritage, I’m counting on you. Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through. My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest, remembering all, how I was truly blessed. Continue tradition, no matter how small. Go on with your life, don’t worry about falls. I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin until the day comes and we’re together again.”
    ~ DORTHY CLARK &LYNNE   Norwood, NC
  • Monday, May 01, 2017
    I'm so very sorry for your loss! You're in my thoughts and prayers.
    ~ Tamara Smith   Charlotte, NC
  • Monday, May 08, 2017
    May God's word provide comfort and peace. I'm praying for you and your family.
    ~ Erica M. Suber   VA
  • Monday, May 01, 2017
    So sorry for your loss. He was always so pleasant. Praying that God will give you strength during this difficult time.
    ~ Kisha Ratliff Ellerbe   Rockingham, NC
  • Friday, April 28, 2017
    To the Rosebud family. I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
    ~ Dianne Gatewood   Wilmington, NC