James C. Hamilton

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SEYMOUR - James C. Hamilton, 72, died March 3, 2014. Memorial services were March 5 at the First Baptist Church in Vernon. Burial of ashes was at Long Branch Cemetery in Nocona. Mr. Hamilton was a native of Stanton and was the son of Clark and Katherine Hamilton. He was a long time math instructor at Vernon College, retiring in January of 2014. He was owner of The Herring Coffee Shop in the Herring Bank building in downtown Vernon for many years. Mr. Hamilton also taught math at Seymour High School for seven years. He is survived by his wife, Nita Hamilton; one son, Scott Hamilton of Nocona; one daughter, Lara Graves of Hillsboro Beach, Florida; one step-son Scott Stone of Merkel; eight grandchildren; and one sister, Mary Kennemer of Venus. Memorials may be made to the Jimmy Hamilton Memorial Scholarship fund at: Vernon College, 4400 College Drive, Vernon, TX 76384. Online comments may be made to the family on Facebook through Nita Hamilton, Scott Hamilton or Lara Graves accounts.
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