James David Hamilton
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VIRDEN - James David "Dave" Hamilton, 103 of Virden, IL passed away at 2:05 p.m. Wednesday July 20, 2011 at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL.

Dave was born July 2, 1908 in Nilwood Twp., IL a son of Charles R. "Rumsey" and Carrie Mae (Leach) Hamilton. Dave married Velma K. Gibson Sept. 29, 1928 in Girard, IL. Dave and Velma have been married for over 82 years and were the longest married couple in the State of IL.

Dave is survived by his wife Velma of Virden, IL a daughter, Phyllis Hamilton-Bosler of Virden, IL, 5 granddaughters, four great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and 1 sister-in-law. Dave was preceded in death by his son, Dwain L, 2 brothers, and 4 sisters.

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday July 24, 2011 at Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home, Virden, IL with funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Monday July 25, 2011 at the Church of the Brethren, Virden, IL. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Virden, IL Memorials may be made to the church. Please visit calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com to leave a comment for the family.

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Published in The State Journal-Register on Jul. 23, 2011.
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