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Beverly (Pryor) "Bev" Hamilton

January 25, 1926 — February 3, 2024

Marietta, GA and formerly of Battle Creek, MI

Beverly (Pryor) "Bev" Hamilton

Beverly (Bev) Hamilton, 98 years, a longtime resident of Battle Creek, died February 3, 2024, in Marietta, Georgia.

She was born January 25, 1926, to the late George and Esther (Miller) Pryor in Lakewood, OH. Bev grew up in Bay Village, OH and after graduating from Bay High School, she attended the University of Michigan where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.   

On April 23, 1949, Bev married Bob Hamilton of Battle Creek.  They lived in Grand Rapids for a short time, before moving to Battle Creek when Bob established his law practice. They lived in Battle Creek until 1996 when Bob retired and they moved to New Smyrna Beach, FL.  They returned to Battle Creek for the summers until 2008 when they moved to Stone Mountain, GA to be closer to their daughters.  Bev moved to Marietta, GA in 2017.

Bev was a homemaker.   She was a great cook, decorator, and hostess.  She enjoyed art, gardening, golf and tennis, duplicate bridge and the stock market.  She was a member of the Junior League of Battle Creek, the First Congregational Church and the Battle Creek Country Club. Throughout her life, she did extensive travel, including a ride on the Concorde and a trip around the world. Bev was a loyal fan of UofM football and basketball, including the championship football game in January 2024. She loved monkeys, wildflowers and Goguac Lake.  She also loved the child Shirley Temple, Frank Sinatra and recently, she developed a crush on Howie Mandel of America’s Got Talent!

Bev is survived by three daughters, Joan (Dennis) Bramblett, Anne Hamilton and Lisa Hamilton of Marietta, GA and one son, Bob (Jill) Hamilton of Stuart, FL.  She is also survived by her sister, Marilyn “Sittie” (Clyde) Rhein, four grandchildren, five great grandchildren, two nieces and five nephews.  She is preceded in death by her parents, brother Roger, grandson Jake Hamilton and her husband, Bob to whom she was married for 62 years.  

Bev had very strong faith and believed she would be met in heaven by all of her cherished friends and family that went before her.  For those she left behind, a memorial service will be held Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at 11:00 am at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Cremation Preneed Care. https://vimeo.com/event/4218474  Bev’s family will receive guests starting at 10:30 am and everyone is invited to the Battle Creek Country Club for a lunch reception immediately following the service.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to the charity of your choice.

 Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.

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Visitation

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

10:30 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Cremation Preneed Care

105 Capital Ave NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017

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Memorial Service

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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105 Capital Ave NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017

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Luncheon reception

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

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