In the early hours of Thursday, October 17, 2013, Evelyn Yvonne Brock Hamilton was welcomed into Heaven by her beloved husband, John William Hamilton; brother, William Ernest Brock; parents, Ernest and Mary Thornberry Brock; and grandson, Eric Lee Crooks.
Evelyn was born April 9, 1932 in Beallsville where she lived most of her life. She graduated high school in 1951 and married PFC John W. Hamilton on September 27, 1952, just days before he shipped out to Korea for two long years. Evelyn was a retired employee of Barnesville Hospital where she worked for many years as a nursing aide; she was a member of the First Christian Church, Beallsville, and also a member of OES 24.
Following John's death in 2012, Evelyn moved into Emerald Pointe Nursing and Rehab Center in Barnesville where she enjoyed her days making new friends, playing Bingo, and participating in many different activities sponsored by the Center. Even in her last difficult days, she had a smile for everyone who visited her, and loved having her family, friends, and caretakers around her.
Left to celebrate her life are five children, Barbara (Walter) Dornon, Cynthia (Roger) Crooks, Rebecca Hamilton, Stephanie (Robert) Morris, Jr., and John (Michelle) Hamilton; a sister, Doris (Fred) Baker; a sister-in-law, Janet Brock; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 5-8 p.m. at the Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville, where funeral services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m.
Interment will follow in Beallsville Cemetery. Eastern Star services will be conducted Saturday at 8 p.m.
Those wishing to offer their condolences or to share a fond memory may do so at www.harperfh.net.