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Donald Hamilton

Aug 9th, 1929 - May 16th, 2017

Funeral:  1 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2017, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Visitation:  11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2017, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Interment:  Elmwood Cemetery


   Donald Alonzo Hamilton, age 87, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Tuesday evening, May 16, 2017, at his daughter’s home in Flora.

   Donald was born August 9, 1929, in Flora, the son of Lewis and Minnie (Coble) Hamilton.  He married Galina O. Denning on September 7, 1946.  She preceded him in death on June 14, 1992.  He later married Barbara A. Pickens on January 15, 2000.  She preceded him in death on May 18, 2014. 

   Donald worked in the oil fields for 38 years and Operators Engineer Union for 15 years.  In his free time, he enjoyed singing at home and performing in front of small groups as well as spending time with family.  He attended the Christian Church in Sailor Springs and also attended the Community Southern Baptist Church in Clay City.

   Donald is survived by his daughter and son-in-law: Donna and Larry Milner; a sister: Leona Totten; step-sons: Nick Pickens (wife Marsha), Randy Pickens (wife Barb), and Sterling Pickens (wife Julie); 7 grandchildren: Craig Lane, Chad Milner (wife Emily), Bruce Hamilton (wife Jenny), Chad Hamilton, Jared Hamilton, Chris Hamilton, and Larissa Hamilton; 8 step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 11 step-great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents; both wives; a son: Bruce Hamilton; a granddaughter: Jamie Hamilton; a step-great-grandson: Berklee Pickens; 4 brothers: Earl, Raymond, Clint, and Bud; and 4 sisters: Lena Colclasure, Violet Wheeler, Dorothy VanDyke, and Captola Barbee.

   A funeral service for Donald Hamilton will be 1 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2017, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home, Flora, with a visitation from 11a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.  Pastor David Starr will officiate.  Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Flora.  Memorials may be given to assist the family with expenses or to a charity of the donor’s choice. 


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Tina McCormack

May 17th

Donna and family - so sorry about your Dad. He was such a special man. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Tina McCormack

May 17th

Donna and family - so sorry about your Dad. He was such a special man. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Bud and Linda Martin

May 17th

Donna and Family: We are sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.

Larry and Donna Phillips

May 17th

Larry and Donna and family, we are so sorry for the loss of your dad. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. The love you have for our Heavenly Father will help you through the coming days. Bless you and your family at this difficult time.

Janice Schofield

May 17th

Donna, so sorry for your loss, your dad was a good man.

Trudy Zimmerman

May 17th

I am so sorry for your loss.

Carl and Brenda Bandy

May 17th

Donna and family: We are so sorry for your loss! All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Ava (Hamilton) Siterlet

May 17th

So sorry about your dad, I got to see him at my mothers funeral. I'm his brothers Earl T's .granddaughter, Hambone's (Earl E's)daughter. Again sorry for your loss.


May 18th

Sorry to hear about your losses don was a good man and I respect all the famly as well,i cant make it being tied up with work ,but wanted to let you all know I be thinking about you all in these hard times in life that we have to over come ,life isn't allways far but we have to stay strong and move on,but they never be forgotten. sending prayers to you all and the ones that have to come from far away safe trips coming and going.

Nancy Dehart

May 17th

So very sorry for your loss. Don was a very sweet man, he will be missed.

Alice Robinson

May 17th

Don has always been very dear to my heart. I will miss his deep laughter and smiling face. I remember the many times he fixed the neighborhood kids' bikes when we were young. He and your mom were special people. Love, Alice

Randall and Diane Gill

May 18th

Donna and family. So sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort and peace at this time.

Shawn Dulaney

May 18th

Sorry for your loss.

Joe & Pam Harrell

May 18th

Sorry to hear the loss of your father. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

May 18th

My Sympathy and prayers Donna and families.

Jacquie Young GriffithCooper

May 18th

Donna, Bruce and families I am so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you. Prayers for all. May you R.I.P Don.

Bud Lents

May 18th

So sorry for your loss. Don was a good man that will be missed.

Judi Scott

May 18th

Donna,your loss is felt by me.Your Dad was very special to me.I will miss him.

Staceye Horvet

May 18th

Debbie I am so sorry for your loss. I have not know your dad but a few years. I always enjoyed when he came into the office. Your dad was a great person.

Pat Burt

May 18th

Keeping your family in prayer . . .remember always Jesus is already in your tomorrows.

Kim Welty

May 18th

Donna, So sorry for your loss of your loving Dad. Know that you gave him so much Love and Wonderful care. May you find peace in knowing that you were always right there for him, he Loved you so much❤ sending prayers and love❤

Linda Sheley

May 18th

Donna & family, So sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. He was a very special man and always had a smile on his face! He never knew a stranger. God bless and always hang on to your memories!

Terry & Donna Myers

May 19th

Donna, sorry to hear about your father. Don was a very nice person to everyone he met. we will always remember his smile. He is at peace now. Our sympathy to you and your family with heartfelt thoughts during your time of sorrow. Friends forever

Connie Forth

May 19th

Donna, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

Bill Dulaney

May 19th

Donna I am so sorry for your loss. I remember the many hours we spent at your parents house when we lived behind you all in the "60's." Praying.

Kent and Debbie Jones

May 19th

You are all in our thoughts and payers!!

Rick and Carolyn Perry

May 20th

So sorry for your loss.



Artdean&Angie Warren,family
David & Judy Bryden
Carl and Brenda Bandy
Mary Katherine Kittle
Tina McCormack
Ted & Jackie Richardson
Randy & Lisa Hargis
Debbie (King) Casell
Bud and Linda Martin
Larry and Donna Phillips
Linda (Rodgers) Cammon
Ken & Tammy Haven
Trudy Zimmerman
Dorothy Uebinger
Bruce Hamilton Jr.
Jim & Joann Stanford
Jason and Alice Robinson
Linda and Jerry Judd
Larry & Carol Robinson
Norman Phillips
Brenda bulaney
Dale & Vicky (Cricelli) Milner
Jim and Cheryl McCarty
Bob & Mary Wathan
Bobby and Kathy Johnson
Ilene Jackson
June Payne
Gary &Kim Pennington
David &Trudy Koontz
Randall and Diane Gill
Randy & Shannon Dulaney
Dennis & Nancy Wiley
Wayne Eastin & Diane Johnson
Steve and Janet Hamilton Family
Shawn Dulaney
Joe and Pam Harrell
Billye Young
Dean and Jill Lewis
Larry, Melissa, Brennon & Blaine
Tammy Milner and John Guinn
Ruth Steele
Jim Fry
Gary & Terry Lane
Donald E Fry
Jacquie Young Griffith Cooper
Tom and Button Pemberton
Linda Dulaney
Sharon David
Diana & Greg Rutland
Staceye Horvet
Tony & Jami Gibbons
Jan & Don Milner
Linda and jake
Steve @ Carol Oestreich
Maryanne Stepbenson
Troy&Kim Welty ❤
Steve and Cindy Valbert
Mark and Judy York
Shanna and Orillion Facen
Tiffany Dulaney and Tyler,Logan,Braxton, Bryce Tackitt
Terry & Donna Myers
Connie Forth
Mike & Sharon Rinehart
Marty, Nancy & Sterling Thompson
Rob & Debbie Pearce
Kent and Debbie Jones
Jerry "Butch" Erwin


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