April 29, 1958

Edna Pearl Hamilton-Claiborne was born April 29, 1958, to the late Lisso and Margrett Smith-Hamilton in Shreveport. She was the youngest of eight children. She is preceded in death by her parents; maternal grandparents, John and Alice Henrietta Ray-Smith; paternal grandparents, Sam and Lillie Pearl Hamilton; and two brothers, Calvin McArthur and Rufus Wayne.

Left to cherish her memory are her devoted husband, the Rev. Dr. Bobby R. Claiborne of Ashland; five brothers, John Hamilton of Ringgold, Robert Hamilton of Lucky, Charles Hamilton of Ashland, Willie M. Hamilton (Linda) of Morgan City, and Willie E. (Sam) Hamilton of Campti; one sister, Mattie H. Johnson (Bobby) of Houston; one God-brother, Johnny Ray Hamilton of Minden; father-in-law, Cleveland Claiborne Jr.; five step-children, Terrill Johnson, LaShanda Claiborne, LaKeshia Claiborne-Willis (Jeffery Sr.), Aerial Claiborne and Shalundria Dumars; nine grandchildren and one on the way;a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Service will be Saturday, May 25 at 11 a.m. at Winnfield Memorial Funeral Home-Chapel, 318 North St., Natchitoches