Mr. Jerry Hamilton, age 70, of Murphy, NC and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, October 3, 2008. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Doris Thornton Hamilton; and parents, Talmadge J. and Allie Mae Hamilton. He is survived by his wife of 15 years: Helen Mills Hamilton, Murphy, NC, daughters and sons-in-law: Julie Hamilton Hudson and husband, Bill, Murphy, NC, Cindy and Ron Savage, Dahlonega, GA, Carol and Ben Mathis, Buford, GA, sons and daughter-in-law: Neal Hamilton, Buford, GA, Bruce and Angie Hamilton, Hiawassee, GA, grandchildren: Amy Mathis, Kendall Mathis, Courtney Hamilton, and Savannah Hamilton, uncle: Lewis Hamilton, Buford, GA, aunt: Floyce Hamilton Bramblett, Kingsport, TN, several cousins. Mr. Hamilton was born December 19, 1937 and was raised in Buford, GA. He was a 1956 graduate of Buford High School and he attended Business College. Jerry married Doris Thornton, his high school sweetheart, in 1956. They were married for 36 years and had four children. Doris passed away from complications of Alzheimer's. Jerry married Helen Mills in 1993. He was retired from Dundee Mills Spring Industries in 1997 as a customer service traffic manager. Jerry worked in management for several companies in the Atlanta area. He enjoyed working on the farm, riding his tractor and gardening. His hobbies were riding horses, fishing, hunting and camping. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Buford for most of his life. He moved his letter, when he moved to the Murphy, NC area, and he joined the Hanging Dog Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 6, 2008 at 3:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Lynn Pirkle officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 1:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA 770-932-1133 www.flaniganfuneralhome.com