Obituary for Evelyn "Bea" (Hamilton) McFarland

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Evelyn "Bea" (Hamilton) McFarland

April 27, 1931 - September 19, 2015

Evelyn "Bea" (Hamilton) McFarland, age 84, passed away Saturday evening, September 19, 2015 at the Greenwood Health & Living Community. She was a life-long resident of Morgantown.

Bea was born in Morgan County on April 27, 1931, to her parents, the late Fred and Mattie Belle (Scarbrough) Hamilton Sr. She married Noble McFarland on July 14, 1953 in Bedford. Noble preceded her in death on November 6, 1975 after 22 loving years of marriage.

Bea is survived by her brother, Fred (Mary) Hamilton Jr. of Morgantown; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by siblings: Audrey Wilson, Wilma Jean Fowler, Harry Marvin Hamilton and an infant sister, Naomi Josephine Hamilton; nephews: David Wilson, Gary Wilson and Marvin Dale Hamilton.

Bea was a member of the Mt. Zion Separate Baptist Church in Morgantown and will be remembered for her humor, quick wit and her unique laugh. She made many friends while working as a waitress at Kathy's Cafe in Morgantown from 1977 to 1992 and the Bizzy Bee Pantry in Martinsville from 1996 to 1999. Bea also enjoyed her time working at the Little Nashville Opry preparing dinner for the performing bands and had her photo taken with over fifty performing stars. She loved spending time with her family and friends, playing bingo, working in her flower gardens and caring for her dogs, Boogie, Sophie and Zoey.

The Revs. Brett Baird and Jeff Hamilton will conduct a Celebration of Bea's Life at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 25th at the Mt. Zion Separate Baptist Church, 6961 E. Mahalasville Road in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until service time on Friday at the church. Inurnment will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Morgantown. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Bea to the Mt. Zion Church, PO Box 308, Morgantown, IN 46160 or the Morgantown Volunteer Fire Department, 269 N. Highland St., Morgantown, IN 46160.

Expressions of caring and kindness may be made to the Hamilton family at .

Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: April 27, 1931
Died: September 19, 2015

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Brad Stone posted on 1/1/00

Bea was a kind, strong woman. Her husband, Noble, rand the Radio/TV repair shop in Morgantown, helped me get started in electronics many years ago. I'll miss greeting her working with her flowers in her yard.


brenda sisson posted on 1/1/00

Somehow I never thought this day would come. How do you say goodbye to someone who's been your Aunt, Friend, Confidant, and 2nd Mother since 2007. A limb has fallen from our family tree. A link from our chain has been broken I try to focus on the good times and the good life she lived while she was strong. I know her mind is at ease, and her soul is at rest. I'm so blessed to have had her as a example and roll model Until that day Aunt Bea when we are all together again