May 23, 1939 ~ September 26, 2020

Born in: Edmonton, KY
Resided in: Edmonton, KY

Mary Novella Ann Harris Hamilton age 81 of Edmonton 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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  1. Aunt Novella was a great lady , a creativity that showed in her life through her cooking, flowers , home . Everyone that knew her was impressed by her kindness , friendliness and empathy. Estill and Novella just went to get like peas in a pod. She will be missed by everyone.

  2. Novella was a very sweet lady with a beautiful smile. She was special to My Mother and my Aunt, Ruth Wilson and Irene Coleman. They all loved visiting.

    God Bless the family and I send my condolences!

  3. Ms Novella was a kind, caring lady.
    She was easy to talk to and work for.
    She loved the Lord and talked much about her faith. I was blessed to know her.

  4. Aunt Novella,
    Was a kind and gentle soul, who smile was contagious. She and Uncle Estill always made a trip to visit family fun and she was a gracious host everytime. So glad she was my Aunt.

  5. Aunt Novella was sweet and her laugh was contagious. She always made visiting family a delight. I am so glad she was my Aunt.

  6. I have such fun memories of Novella. I had the pleasure of working with her and for her at Rush”s market. We kept in touch at Christmas time through the years. She was a sweet lady and my prayers go out to her family.

  7. I shared the same birthdate with Novella, May 23rd. We enjoyed reminding each other when our birthday was coming up.

  8. Novella and Estill were two people with 1oo% goodness and kindness; I loved going to the grocery and seeing their smiling faces (especially Novella’s! If Estill wasn’t smiling, it was only because he was preoccupied). They are sorely missed in Edmonton!

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