The Transylvania Times -

Dennis Ray Hamilton


October 30, 2017

Dennis Ray Hamilton, 81, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Friday, Oct. 27, 2017.

He was born Nov. 10, 1935, in Jackson County, N.C. to the late Helen Zachary and Vincent Hamilton. He is also preceded in death by his sister, Ruth Ann Hamilton.

He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving from 1954 to 1956.

He retired from DuPont after 33 years of service. He served as county commissioner in Transylvania County and coached Little League baseball for 15 years. He was a longtime member of Temple Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Shirley Hamilton; sons, Roger Hamilton (JoAnn), of Brevard, and John Hamilton (Andye), of Fletcher; granddaughters, Holly Hamilton, of Fletcher, Heather Hamilton, of Greer, and Stephanie Hamilton, of Arden; and great-granddaughter, Makenna Hamilton, of Greer.

A memorial service will be held at Temple Baptist Church at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Temple Baptist Church in memory of Dennis Hamilton, 45 Temple Church Road, Brevard, NC 28712.

Online condolences may be left at

  Moody-Connolly Funeral Home and Crematory is caring for the family. 


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