Anniston - Graveside services for Mr. Van Hamilton, 90, of Anniston, will be Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. at Forestlawn Gardens with Reverend Hal Noble and Reverend Minnie Bailey officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from noon until 2 p.m. at K.L. Brown Memory Chapel in Golden Springs. Mr. Hamilton passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2013, after a brief illness. Mr. Hamilton was a long-time active member of First United Methodist Church of Anniston and was a World War II veteran, having served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a former music educator and owner of Hamilton Band Instrument Company, which he founded in 1958. Mr. Hamilton is preceded in death by a grandson, Jeffrey Van Haynes. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Lila; daughters, Patsy Haynes and Cathy Hamilton, both of Anniston; grandchildren, Christy Boyd Krapp and her husband, Kevin, Joshua Hamilton Boyd and his wife, Catherine, Michael Haynes and his wife, Joy, Misty Haynes, and Michelle Haynes Duckett and her husband, Nick; and three great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Organ Restoration Fund of First United Methodist Church of Anniston, P.O. Box 1789, Anniston, AL 36207. Online condolences may be made to the Hamilton family at www.klbrownmemorychapel.com. K.L. Brown Memory Chapel 620 Golden Springs Road Anniston, AL 36207 256-231-2334
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Published in The Anniston Star on Mar. 26, 2013