Earnest Dewayne Hamilton, a 77 year old Trenton resident, passed away at 2:30 p.m., Friday, October 2, 2020 at Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton.
He is to be cremated under the direction of Slater Neal Funeral Home.
Earnest Dewayne Hamilton was born January 19, 1943 in Forrester, AR to Earnest Melton and Martha “Media” (Carter) Hamilton. He graduated from Oden High School in Oden, AR. On August 27 1961 he was united in marriage to Arvetta Blankenship in Anderson Valley, CA. For a short time Earnest worked on the Cloverdale, CA police department. Then from 1966 through 2010 he worked as an over the road truck driver.
Surviving relatives include his wife Arvetta of the home, daughters Corina Stark and husband Marvin of Santa Rosa, CA, Lynda Doreen Walker-Christiansen and husband Robert of Willits, CA, and Janna Deann Elrick and husband Ross of Trenton, son Steven Dewayne Hamilton and wife Dionna Lynn of Trenton, sister, Rosalee Jackson of Norman, AR, brothers Paul Eugene Hamilton of Mt. Pine, AR and Ralph Dale Hamilton of Norman, AR, grandchildren Robin Stark, Trisha Allen, Christopher Taylor, Anthony May, Sarah Kirstin May, Anthony Dewayne May, Andrew Adam May, Matthew Dewayne Hamilton, Earnest Dewayne Hamilton III, Emilly Arvetta Hamilton, Laura Dawn Walker, Justin Douglas Walker, and Heather Walker, 16 great grandchildren and little miss Salem on the way.
Those preceding him in death include his parents, son Earnest Dewayne Hamilton II, sisters Verna Dean Hill Wright, Virginia Sandlin, Mary Ellen Phillips, Lela Mae Wright, and Joe Wayne Hamilton.
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