Dateline: November 17, 2005


Funeral services for Carolyn Elizabeth Whitworth Hamilton, age 90, were held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9, 2005, in the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Tom Garmon, Pastor, officiating.  Burial was held at Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.

Mrs. Hamilton died Monday, November 7, 2005, in Amarillo.  She was born June 29, 1915, in Beaumont, Texas, and was a resident of Clarendon for 37 years.  She married Clarence Leroy Hamilton on November 23, 1938, at Hale Center.  Mrs. Hamilton was affectionately known as “Slim,” “Mother,” “Nanny,” “Mrs. Hamilton,” “Sis,” and “Aunt Sis.”  She attended Texas Tech and was a teacher and writer.  She belonged to many organizations including Fun After 50, the first Senior Citizens in Clarendon, Koshari Sorority, and Panhandle Pen Women.  She was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church.

She was proceeded in death by her loving husband, Clarence Hamilton; a grandson, B.J. Hamilton; and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Whitworth.

Survivors include one daughter, Carol Hinton of Clarendon; a son, Butch Hamilton and wife Debbie of Clarendon; a sister, Nancy Kennon and husband Mike of Athens, Georgia; a brother, Bill Whitworth and wife Evelyn of Borger; grandchildren, Belinda Guy, Brett Bryant and wife Dawnye, Blake Bryant, and Haley Hamilton Lott and husband Ray; great grandchildren, Trevor Guy, Tia Guy, Barron Bryant, and Amber Bryant; a great great granddaughter, Bailee Bryant; and several nieces and nephews.

The family requests that memorials be to the First United Methodist Church in Clarendon.

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