John Nelson Hamilton, 85, of Manila, widower of Genevieve Mobley Hamilton, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late Lee and Florence Hamilton and had been a lifelong Manila resident. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and was a retired farmer.
He is survived by two sons, Robert Hamilton of Manila and Tommy Hamilton of Riverton, Wyo.; a daughter, Becky Misner of Obion, Tenn.; a brother, Albert Hamilton of Manila; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Margaret, Ruby and Ola Hamilton, and his brothers, Vernon, Richard and Glen Hamilton.
The funeral was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Howard Funeral Service Chapel at Manila with Rev. William Piercy officiating. Burial was in Manila Cemetery.