C. Q. “Red” Hamilton

Published 12:01 am Sunday, September 30, 2018

Feb. 18, 1925 — Sept. 28, 2018

 NATCHEZ — Funeral services for C. Q. “Red” Hamilton, 93, of Natchez who died Sept. 28, 2018, at his residence will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Laird Funeral Home Chapel with Hunter Ainsworth officiating. Burial will follow at Union Church Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Visitation will be 1 p.m. Tuesday until service time at the funeral home.

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Mr. Hamilton was born February 18, 1925, in Denmark, the son of Howard and Ila Hamilton. He was a member of Parkway Baptist Church, a former governor of the Mississippi Civitan Club magnolia district and a member of telephone pioneers. He was a veteran and served in the U. S. Army during WWII. Mr. Hamilton received a purple heart, bronze star and was a bronze arrowhead recipient. After he retired from South Central Bell, he was the owner of Natchez Telephone & Security Systems.

He is preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Audley Hamilton, Calvin Hamilton, and Wayne Hamilton; two sisters, Wilma Smith and Charlene Hamilton. 

Survivors include, his wife, Burtie Hamilton, of Natchez; one son, Kirk Hamilton of Natchez; one daughter, Ellen Posey and husband, Robin, of Union Church; five grandchildren, Erin Hogan and husband, Chris, of Ashburn, VA, Beth Ainsworth and husband, Hunter, of Brandon and Jacob Hamilton of Natchez; Clay Posey and Emily Posey, both of Union Church; three great-grandchildren, Evie, Elliot and Watson Ainsworth, all of Brandon.

Pallbearers will be, Jacob Hamilton, Clay Posey, Tom Hamilton, Brian Smith, Bob Smith and Ronald Kyzar.

The family would like to thank Pat Johnson for her faithful care she gave to Mr. Hamilton.

Online condolence may be sent to lairdfh.com.