Elbert Hines Hamilton

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Elbert Hines Hamilton
AIKEN - Elbert Hines Hamilton died at Oconee Medical Center Wednesday, May 24, 2017. He was born to the late Dana Elbert & Ola Lee Palmer Hamilton July 10, 1926 in the Shiloh community near Seneca, SC. It was to the same community that he returned to live with his brother & his wife after becoming ill with pancreatic cancer.
Preceding Hines in death, in addition to his parents, are a sister, Frances Huckabee Rascoe, a brother, Dr. Dana Ray Hamilton, and nieces, Karen Rae Hamilton Crissman and Delores Hamilton Gower.
Survivors include a brother, Fred Palmer and his wife, Beatrice Tanksley Hamilton; brother Harry Ross and his wife, Angela Blackston Hamilton; a brother-in-law, William Rascoe, Sr; and sister-in-law, Jacqueline Sears Hamilton.
Additional survivors are nieces: Belinda Hamilton Ross and husband, LaVante; Cynthia Hamilton Stevens; Felicia Hamilton LeRoy and husband, Al; Letitia Hamilton Verdin and husband, Chuck; Blythe Blackston Hamilton; great nieces are Kristie Swaim Willett and husband Mark; Kellie Swaim Douglas and husband Brandon; Whitney Hamilton Huskamp and husband Derrick; Taylor Danae Hamilton; Garyt Selby Hamilton; Anne-Hamilton and Madelyn Letitia LeRoy; Mikayla Lynne and Sarah Raye Stevens; and Faith Gower. Great-great-nieces are Peyton Rylee Huskamp & Nora Rae Douglas.
Nephews are Chris Hamilton and wife, Whitney; Rev. Tracy Hamilton and wife, Shannon & William Rascoe, Jr. and wife, Carol; great nephews are Jordan Hamilton Ross; Cayde Palmer Hamilton, Zachary Charles and Elias Smith Verdin. Great-great-nephews are Evan Douglas, Jadon & Kason Welborn.
Hines attended Shiloh Grammar School, graduated from Seneca High School in 1943, attended Clemson College for one year before being drafted into the U.S. Army, December 16, 1944. His date of separation was November 28, 1946. For his military service he was awarded the following medals: Asiatic Pacific, Good Conduct, WWII Victory & Occupation of Korea.
He returned to Clemson, completing his degree in Mechanical Engineering. Later he began work at Dupont where he retired. Then, when Westinghouse took over the operation of the Savannah River Plant, Hines began working for them until his second retirement.
Without reservation, it would be very correct to say that Hines Hamilton was an avid Clemson Tiger Fan! After all, he played right field for the Tiger Baseball team. He was a strong supporter of IPTAY for the remainder of his life. Golf brought him great happiness, as well as, sports in general.
Hines lived in Aiken, SC for the greater part of his life. He was a very civic-minded person, who was actively involved in the Lions Club. For over sixty-five years he was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Aiken, where a memorial service will be held at a later date.
Flowers are accepted, however, those desiring to make donations in memory of Hines Hamilton to the are also welcomed.
Seneca services for Elbert Hines Hamilton will be held Sunday, May 28, 2017 at Shiloh Baptist Church. Receiving of family and friends will be from 2:00 - 3:00 pm, the service at 3:00 pm with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Family members are at their respective residences.
Brown-Oglesby Funeral Home of Seneca, SC is in charge of the arrangements.
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101 E North 2Nd St
Seneca, SC 29678
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on May 27, 2017