STEPHENVILLE—Funeral services for Anna Frances Hamilton, 83, of Whitney, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at Marshall and Marshall Funeral Directors in Whitney, Texas with Rev. Keith Manning and Rev. Barron Harris officiating. Burial will follow at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at West End Cemetery in Stephenville. A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Frances went to be with our Lord after a long battle with Alzheimers.

Frances was born to Johnny and Velma (Hancock) Kirklen in Stephenville where she was raised. It was there she met and married Elbert Lee Hamilton on Oct. 27, 1951. The couple moved to Muleshoe, Texas where they lived for 36 years and raised four children. Later, Elbert and Frances retired to Buffalo, Texas and a few years later moved to Whitney. 

Frances was a godly wife and sacrificial, loving mother. She was also an accomplished pianist and organist. She and Elbert were extremely active in the Baptist church wherever they lived. Frances played the piano or organ in every church in which they were members. 

Preceding her in death were her parents and a brother, Edwin “Sonny” Kirklen of Ozona, Texas. 

Survivors include her husband, Elbert Hamilton of Whitney; four children, Rickey Hamilton and wife, Lynne of Stephenville, Karen Milton and husband, Marc of Greenville, Royce Hamilton and wife, Fran of Muleshoe and Randall Hamilton and wife, Sherry of DeSoto; 12 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

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