Edward Eugene Hamilton Sr., Wanda Gail Spivey

Edward Eugene Hamilton Sr.

Edward Eugene “Gene” Hamilton Sr., 87, of Sumner, Illinois, died on Sunday, May 10, 2020.

He was a driller in the oil fields and a member of the Sumner Free Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda (Harms) Hamilton; his son, Edward Eugene Hamilton Jr.; and two brothers, Jack Hamilton and John Hamilton.

Private funeral services will be Thursday at Glasser Funeral Home in Bridgeport, Illinois. Interment will be in the Christy Township Cemetery in Sumner.

Online condolences may be made at www.glasserfh.com.

Wanda Gail Spivey

Wanda Gail (Richards) Spivey, 93, of Florence, South Carolina, and formerly of Vincennes, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at her home. She led a wonderful life full of Christ-like love for others including her husband, three children, seven grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.

Wanda Gail Spivey

Wanda Gail Spivey

Born in St. Louis on Nov. 19, 1926, to Raymond and Willie Richards, Wanda attended and excelled at Lindenwood College and was secretary to the superintendent of schools in Sikeston, Missouri. She married Virlin Edward Spivey in Sikeston, Missouri, on May 17, 1947 and together they raised their family and faithfully served their church and community in St. Charles, Missouri; Cape Girardeau, Missouri; Kennett, Missouri; Vincennes and St. Augustine, Florida, before moving to the Bethea Baptist Retirement Community in Darlington, South Carolina in 2016.

Wanda was completely devoted to her family and her church, demonstrating a servant’s heart in all that she did. A lifetime love of books, reading, and educating was extraordinarily exemplified in her over 40 years of serving as library director and volunteer at Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Vincennes and Anastasia Baptist Church in St. Augustine. She founded the State of Indiana Media Library Organization, and worked tirelessly with churches to establish and develop their media libraries. She also served on the executive board of the Indiana State Convention of Baptists for six years, and was active in campus and women’s mission ministries in her local churches.

She will be greatly missed as a cherished wife, beloved mom, adored grandmother and great-grandmother Mimi, as well as a faithful friend to all. With her virtue, faithfulness, reverence, strength, and endurance, Wanda Spivey was a great example of a godly, Proverbs 31 woman.

She is survived by her loving husband of 73 years, Virlin Edward Spivey; her three children, Virlin Edward Spivey Jr. and his wife, Tricia, of Washington D.C., Gail Veale and her husband, John, of Darlington, South Carolina, and Richard Spivey and his wife, Nanette, of Florence. “Mimi” was also beloved by her grandchildren, Colleen Spivey and her husband, Adrian, Christopher Veale and his wife, Kelci, Kate Spivey and her husband, Damaso, Sara Hickman and her husband, Brett, Kyle Spivey and his wife, Megan, Brent Spivey and his wife, Danielle, and Samuel Spivey and his wife, Cassy; and great-grandchildren Daniella, Henry, Sophia, Ethan, David, Owen, Cecilia, Emilee, Reagan, Jack, and Ellis.

A memorial service in her honor will be announced at a later date. Notes of condolences can be sent to Ed Spivey, Bethea Retirement Community, 157 Home Ave., Darlington, SC 29532.

Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home in Darlington is serving the family.

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