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EDMONTON – Mary Novella Ann Harris Hamilton, age 81, was born May 23, 1939, in the Pink Ridge Community of Metcalfe County. She was the daughter of the late Selby and Elizabeth Coomer Harris. Novella departed this life Saturday, September 26, 2020, at Hospice House of Southern Kentucky after a courageous battle with cancer.

Besides her parents, Novella was preceded in death by her husband, Estill Hamilton; five brothers: Otto Cassady, Coy Harris, Joy Harris, Lemmie Harris, and Morris Harris; three sisters: Fern Jeffries, Lois Nuckols, and Bernice Oakes.

Novella worked in the grocery business most of her life. She was co-owner of Big Y in Edmonton and after selling the business finished her career working for the Metcalfe County Nursing Home. She was a charter member of the Edmonton Worship Center in Edmonton. Novella will always be remembered for her warm smile and jovial laughter.

She is survived by special caregivers, Pam Harris Froedge, Judy Edwards, and Grace Bunch. Several other nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services for Novella will be held 1:00 PM Thursday, October 1, 2020, at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with burial in the Metcalfe County Memorial Gardens. A walk-through visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Wednesday and after 9:00 AM Thursday at the funeral home.

Butler Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted to the care of Mrs. Hamilton. Please share your condolences with the family at

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