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James Terrell Hamilton

August 30, 1941 ~ March 23, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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James Terrell Hamilton Obituary

James Terrell Hamilton, age 81 of the Batesville Community, Clarkesville, Georgia made his final journey home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 23, 2023.

A life-long native of the Batesville Community, Terrell was born on August 30, 1941 to the late Fred A. & Susie Martin Hamilton. He retired as a mechanic with over 44 years of dedicated service. Terrell, along with his late wife, Nancy also served as a volunteer EMT and Paramedic with Habersham County for a number of years. In his spare time, he enjoyed restoring antique cars.

In addition to his parents, Terrell was preceded in death by his loving wife of 54 years, Nancy Ann Canup Hamilton; sons, Jimmy Hamilton, Michael Hamilton; great-grandchildren, Liam & Evelyn Gosnell; sisters, Ellen Elsen, Helen “Birdie” May, & Lexie “Tex” Burns; sisters-in-law, Sandra Kimbrell & Kay Ricketson; & brother-in-law, Sammy Canup.

Survivors include his granddaughter & spouse, Jessica Ann & Jonathan Gosnell of Maysville, GA; sisters, Lessie “Tess” Franklin & Dorothy Tart both of Clarkesville, GA; sisters-in-law, Peggy Ward of Toccoa, GA; Susie Singleton of Eastanollee, GA; Camella Brown of Baldwin, GA; brothers-in-law, Bill Canup, Calvin Canup, Tippy Canup, & Stevie Canup all of Clarkesville, GA; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, & a host of friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 4:00 p.m. Saturday, March 25, 2023 at Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Kenneth McEntire & Mr. Bobby Parham officiating. Interment will follow the service in the Providence Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Scott Collett officiating at the graveside.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2:00 p.m. until the service hour on Saturday, March 25, 2023.

An online guest registry is available for the Hamilton family at

Arrangements are in the care & professional direction of Hillside Memorial Chapel & Gardens of Clarkesville, Georgia. (706) 754-6256

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March 25, 2023

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Hillside Memorial Chapel
5495 Highway 197 South
Clarkesville, GA 30523

Funeral Service
March 25, 2023

4:00 PM
Hillside Memorial Chapel
5495 Highway 197 South
Clarkesville, GA 30523

Interment following service
March 25, 2023

Providence Baptist Church Cemetery
12030 Highway 197
Clarkesville, GA 30523


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