Fallen Hero: CW5(Ret) Charles (Charlie) Alvin Hamilton

Wesson /Beauregard

Funeral Home

Riverwood Funeral Home

76 Hwy 51 S Brookhaven, MS 39601
(601) 833-6680


10 a.m., Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at Zion Hill Baptist Church, 8081 Martinsville Rd, Wesson, MS


11 a.m., Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at Zion Hill Baptist Church.    Burial will follow in the Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.


Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on June 18, 2021, and moved on to his heavenly home. CW5(Ret) Charles (Charlie) Alvin Hamilton, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within HQ STARC and worked in the G1 has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life.  We now applaud you for your service to our country.  A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed:  “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier.  We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service.  We thank you for your service.  Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free. 

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done.  Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

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Funeral service for Mr. Charles Alvin Hamilton will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at Zion Hill Baptist Church in Copiah County.

Visitation is from 10 a.m. until the time of service and burial will follow in the Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Charles Alvin Hamilton was born July 28, 1939, in Beauregard, Mississippi, to John Shelby Hamilton and Willie Myrtis Martin.

He lived 81 years and went to be with the Lord June 18, 2021. He was a graduate of Copiah Lincoln Junior college. Mr. Hamilton was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School classes and served as Deacon. He was employed with the National Guard as Chief Warrant Officer 5. After retiring, Mr. Hamilton enjoyed the simpler things in life, gardening,woodworking and fishing. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, James Shelby Hamilton; and brother, Lloyd Shelton Hamilton.

Those who remain to cherish his memory are his wife, Rachael Loraine Hamilton; sons, Charles David “Chuck” Hamilton and wife,Kenta, Karl Bradley “Brad” Hamilton and wife, Kim; daughters, Teresa Kaye “Tracey” Bridges and husband, Robbie, and Katrina Lynn Castilaw and husband, Mark; brothers, William Ray Hamilton, Robert Earl Hamilton; 12 grandchildren, Daniel, Frances, Amanda, Preston, McKinnley,Tanner, Brandt, Nikki, Shelly, Allison, Laney, and Liam; and six great grandchildren, Leo, Lenny, Marie, Paul, Sawyer, and Swayze.