GAFFNEY, S.C. - Marjorie Blanton Hamilton, 82, passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at her residence. A native of Cleveland County, she was born May 23, 1931, daughter of the late Cliffton and Cora Jane Royster Blanton.
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She was a member of Boiling Springs United Methodist Church, and she loved football and making quilts by hand. She had lifetime seats to all the Crest home games and she and her husband were awarded "Fans of the Year" in 1982. She was a loving mother and grandmother who loved her family very much.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Earl Hamilton; and fourteen siblings.
She is survived by one son, Russell Hamilton and wife Michelle of Boiling Springs; three daughters, Teresa Hamrick and husband Scott of Gaffney, Cheryl Cogdell of Boiling Springs and Monty Hamilton of the home; five grandchildren, Clint Bridges, Brandy Truelove and husband Travis, Kira and Courtney Hamilton, and Kenneth Cogdell; four great-grandchildren, Melaina and Lane Truelove, and Chase and Kayleigh Bridges; and special friends, Buzz Biggerstaff and Bob Hunt.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home, and other times at the home of her daughter, 2227 Boiling Springs Hwy., Gaffney.
Funeral service: 1 p.m. Monday at Boiling Springs United Methodist Church
Officiated by: The Rev. Teresa Blanton and Dr. Paul Sorrells
Burial: Will immediately follow in Cleveland Memorial Park
Funeral home: Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Shelby is serving the family.
Memorials: May be made to Boiling Springs United Methodist Church, PO Box 774, Boiling Springs, NC 28017 or Crest High School, Football Program, 800 Old Boiling Springs Road, Shelby, NC 28152.
Online condolences: www.claybarnette.com
Published in Shelby Star on Feb. 1, 2014
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