---- — Dorothy V. Hamilton, age 93, of Mt. Vernon and a former resident of Waltonville, passed away 8:40 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at White Oak Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon.
Dorothy was born July 8, 1920, in Baltimore, the daughter of J.B. and Vivian (Bishop) Jones. On Sept. 4, 1942, in Miami, she married Robert F. Hamilton and he survives in Mt. Vernon.
Mrs. Hamilton was member of the First Freewill Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon. Dorothy was a devoted Christian. Dorothy worked for many years as a daycare provider in Waltonville. The kids lovingly referred to her as Hamil. She often visited the nursing homes and those who were shut in. She loved spending time with Robert working in the garden.
Dorothy is survived by her two sons, Robert F. Hamilton Jr. and wife Nancy of Fleming Island, Fla. and Mike Hamilton and wife Taffy of The Villages, Fla. and a former resident of Marion; two grandson, Jeff Hamilton and wife Sheila of Calendonia, Ohio and Quent Hamilton and wife Michelle of Marion; two granddaughter, Rebecca Powell and husband David of Middleburg, Fla. and Angela Hamilton Berry of Hamel and a former resident of Centralia; and also 10 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her brothers, Johnnie and Harold and also three sisters, Myrtis, Rosie and Gracie.
Funeral services for Dorothy Hamilton will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with the Rev. David Shores officiating. Burial will follow at Knob Prairie Cemetery in Waltonville.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
For those who wish, memorials may be made to the Knob Prairie Cemetery and will be accepted at the funeral home.
For more information you may call Newell Funeral Home at 246-0100 or visit www.newellfuneralhome.com.