Robert Fred Hamilton, age 96 of Mt. Vernon and a former resident of Waltonville, passed away 11:27 a.m. Saturday, February 28, 2015 at White Oak Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon. Funeral services for Robert Hamilton will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with Rev. David Shores officiating. Burial will follow at Knob Prairie Cemetery in Waltonville. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at the Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. For those who wish memorials may be made to the Knob Prairie Cemetery and will be accepted at the funeral home. For more information you may call Newell Funeral Home at 246-0100 or visit www.newellfuneralhome.com.