James Elmer “Fly” Hamilton, 94, of Cottageville passed away April 26, 2010, at his home following an extended illness.


James Elmer “Fly” Hamilton, 94, of Cottageville passed away April 26, 2010, at his home following an extended illness.

He was born June 20, 1915 in Sanderson, WV, a son of the late Hezekiah and Pearl (Lucas) Hamilton.

He was a graduate of Elkview High School, where he was a member of the football and wrestling teams. He was a World War II United States Army veteran, and served in the European, African, and Middle Eastern Theaters. He was also in the initial invasion of Normandy. He was a retired machinist from DuPont at Belle with 35 years of service.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Gwendolyn (Baker) Hamilton; sons and their wives James Rhett and Mary Hamilton of Cottageville, and Elmer Boyd and Evelyn Hamilton of Charleston; grandsons James Boyd Hamilton and Tylor William Hamilton, both of Cottageville, and Mark Allen Hamilton of St. Marys; great-grandchildren Haley, Jacob and Lilly; sister Joann and her husband Harvey Legg of Cocoa, FL; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was also preceded in death by brothers Herbert, Karl, Jack, Donald, and two infant brothers; sisters Edith Hanshaw, Myrtle Kennedy, and Elizabeth Toler; and niece Shelda Brown.

The family would like to express their appreciation to Home Health Care and HospiceCare for making his last days pleasant.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, at Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville, with Arnold Marcum officiating, and military honors by American Legion Post #107, Ripley.

Arrangements provided by Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

Online condolences may be sent to: castofuneralhome@citynet.net.