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Mr. Ray Hamilton, age 83, ….

Mr. Ray Hamilton, age 83, of Mt. Vernon, died on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at Community Hospice House in Vidalia after an extended illness. Mr. Hamilton was a native of the Kibbee Community and attended Kibbee schools before graduating from Vidalia High School in 1957. He retired after 30 years from Brewton-Parker College in Mt. Vernon as Supervisor of Plant Operations Manager. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Vidalia, and was a former member of Sons of Confederate Veterans. He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Tyson Hamilton; his former wife, Faye Spivey; 1 infant granddaughter; his parents, Willie Bernard Hamilton and Lucy Rae McDonald Hamilton; 1 sister, Diane Hamilton Coursey; and 1 brother, Billy Hamilton. His family includes 3 children, Mitch Hamilton and wife Donna of Lyons, Ben Hamilton of Statesboro, and Lourae Hamilton Clements of Richmond County; 4 grandchildren, Laura Hamilton Dowd and husband Taylor of Lyons, Madison Hamilton Thompson and husband Jake of Sylvania, Shelby Clements and Radley Clements, both of Rincon; 2 great-grandchildren, Rachel Dowd and Hamp Thompson; 1 brother, Bobby Hamilton and wife Jenny of Vidalia; several nieces and nephews; and a very special friend, Sandra Holland.

A graveside funeral service was held on Friday, April 1, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., at McDonald Cemetery, with Rev. Murray Ward officiating.

Pallbearers were Alan Coursey, Nathan Coursey, Chad Powell, Mark Dowd, Jim Dowd, and Buddy Adams.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023, or by visiting their website at, or the Community Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 2277, Vidalia, GA 30475.

Ronald V. Hall


'Memories, of a Lifetime of Love'

Mr. Ray Hamilton

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