James Lewis Hamilton

September 15, 1923July 24, 2013

James Lewis Hamilton, 89, of Athens, GA passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013.

A native of Sycamore, AL, Mr. Hamilton was the son of the late Warren and Nannie McConatha Hamilton and was preceded in death by his son, Donald Hamilton and brother, Cecil Hamilton. He served in the United States Navy during World War II and the Pacific Theater as an Aviation Mechanist. Mr. Hamilton retired from the Ford Assembly Plant after 30 years of service in the maintenance department as a millwright. He was a member of the Masons in Sylacauga, AL, and an active member of the United Auto Workers local 882, where he worked constantly to preserve the American made product and the future of the American worker. He was a former member of Oldfield Methodist Church in Sylacauga, AL and a member of Chapelwood Methodist Church in Athens, GA. He served his God and his country and worked daily to preserve them.

Survivors include his wife, June Motes Hamilton; daughter Gay Hamilton Jones and husband, Jimmy; sisters, Mildred Bryan and Marie Phillips; 2 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held 1PM CST Saturday, July 27th at Evergreen Cemetery in Sylacauga, AL.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Oldfield Methodist Church, 2050 Oldfield Rd, Sylacauga, AL 35150.

Online condolences may be offered at

Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, July 27, 2013

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Janett (Hickman) Williamson

July 28, 2013

I am so proud to call y`all family.. The service was so sweet today ...June and Gay we love y`all, You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Rick Boswell

July 26, 2013

Jimmy, you, Gay, Jim and Cindy are all in our thoughts and prayers,

Randy and Linda Luther

July 26, 2013

Gay, Jimmy, we are so deeply sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Randy and Linda Luther

Bernstein Funeral Home

July 26, 2013

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

July 26, 2013

gay and jimmy, sorry to hear of the passing of your father, we will remember you in our are our special friends.

charles & marjorie barron

James Arp

July 26, 2013

I enjoyed working with James(Hambone) at the Ford Plant in Atlanta, GA for more than 30 Years. He was a good friend and neighbor and he truly will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. God Bless. James W. Arp