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Gertie McKinney Hamilton, Breeding, KY native (1931-2015)

Gertie work at M. Fine and sons for 28 years and was a member of American Legion Ladies Auxiliary of Post #379 in Elizabeth, Indiana. She was born in Adair County, KY, and was a resident of Floyd County, IN, at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late Elroy & Vergie Mae Hawkins and the widow of Carl Russell Hamilton. She leaves 37 direct living descendants.
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Gertie McKinney Hamilton, 84 years of age died Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at Providence Retirement Home in New Albany, Indiana.

Visitation will be from 12pm-6pmCT/1pm-7pmET, Sunday, November 1, 2015, and 9am-11amCT/10am-12pmET, Monday at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Rd., New Albany, Indiana. Her Funeral Service will be held 11amCT/12pmET, Monday at the Kraft Chapel with burial to follow in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park.

Gertie McKinney Hamilton, Breeding, KY native (1931-2015)

She was born March 13, 1931 in Breeding, Kentucky. She was the daughter of the late Elroy "ER" and Vergie Mae Hawkins McKinney. She died Wednesday, October 28, in New Albany, Floyd County, IN, at the age of 84 years, seven months, and 15 days.

Gertie work at M. Fine and sons for 28 years and was a member of American Legion Ladies Auxiliary of Post #379 in Elizabeth, Indiana.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Russell Hamilton; son, Wendell Russell Hamilton; brother, Johnny McKinney; and sister, Virginia McKinney England.

Survivors include:
  • Her children: Jerry Hamilton (Vickie) of Floyds Knobs, IN, and Ricky Hamilton, Carla Hamilton, Greta Cullen (Clint) all of New Albany, IN

  • Sisters: Marylene Lawrence of Many, LA, Jessaphine Donan of Burkesville, KY, and Josephine Shearer of Edwardsville, IN

  • Brother: Fallis Dean McKinney (Sue) of Glasgow, KY

  • Ten grandchildren

  • Twenty-three great grandchildren

  • and numerous nieces and nephews
Submitted by Roberta J. Dooley

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