Friday, January 6, 2012

Curtis O. Hamill

Mr. Curtis O. Hamill, 88, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 6, 2012, at Winston Medical Center in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi, on Saturday, January 7, 2012, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 8, 2012, at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel in Louisville, Mississippi, with Rev. Fred Frazier, Jr. and Rev. Ted Yates officiating. Interment will be in Bevill Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Hamill was born February 16, 1923, and lived his entire life in the Pugh’s Mill community in Winston County with his wife of 61 years, Frances Boykin Hamill. Mr. Hamill, a retired farmer, was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and grow vegetables in his gardens and truckpatches.  He was a member of First Apostolic Church of Louisville.  For 33 years he worked in the Agronomy Department at Mississippi State University, retiring April 30, 1983.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Hamill is survived by two daughters: Gail Massey and husband, Larry, of Louisville, Mississippi, and Lisa Miller of Raymond, Mississippi.  Mr. Hamill also has four grandchildren:  Drew Massey and wife, Kristie, and Josh Massey of Louisville, Mississippi; and Ashley and Adam Wade of Raymond, Mississippi.  He is survived by three great-granchildren, Kade and Mason Massey of Louisville, Mississippi, and Jayden Brown of Raymond, Mississippi.  Mr. Hamill is also survived by one sister, Laura Mae Jones and husband, Rabel, of Louisville, Mississippi, as well as a host of nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Mary Lucas Hamill, stepmother, Sally Peaster Hamill; his brother, Oakley Hamill; and his sister, Pauline Kinard.
Pallbearers will be Kyle Jackson, Drew Massey, Josh Massey, Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth McMinn and John D. Shaw.
Memorials may be given to the Bevill Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Norma Jackson, 245 Raymond Williams Road, Sturgis, MS 39769.  Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS is handling the arrangements. You may sign the guestbook at