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Elbert Conrad Hamlett Sr.

Mr. Elbert Conrade Hamlett Sr. of Fairway Drive, Danville died Oct. 7, 2012, at Hospice of Rockingham County, N.C. at the age of 83.


Mr. Hamlett was born in Halifax County on May 17, 1929, and was the son of the late Mr. Tommie Hamlett and Mrs. Pearl Williams Hamlett. He was married to the late Mrs. Gladys Winstead Hamlett.

Mr. Hamlett was a member of Mason Chapel Baptist Church and was a retired employee of the Public Works Department for the City of Danville.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Mary Anderson and husband James of Danville; one son, Mr. Elbert C. Hamlett Jr. and wife Robin of Virginia Beach; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his wife and parents, three daughters, Doree Conley, Verna Mae Brandon and Joyce Brandon; four sisters, Pricilla Carrington, Joyce Royster, Odessa Williams and Margie Hamlett; and two brothers, Clarence Hamlett and Coolidge Hamlett, preceded Mr. Hamlett in death.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Mason Chapel Baptist Church, Alton. The Rev. Eric B. Tillman will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at his residence.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.