Herbert Lynn (Pone) Hamilton, 69, of Rogersville, Pa. died at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, February 13, 2014 in The Donnell House, Washington, Pa., following a short but courageous battle with cancer.He was born July 27, 1944 in Waynesburg, Pa., a son of the late Arnie (Pone) Wayne and Prudence Inez Berry Hamilton, and had resided in the Nineveh and Rogersville area for most of his life.Mr. Hamilton was a member and trustee of the Fork Ridge Baptist Church, Cameron, W.Va.He graduated from West Greene Middle Senior High School in 1963 where he became the first wrestler to become the "Section Wrestling Champion" the same year.Mr. Hamilton worked for Dun-Mar Oil and Gas as a laborer until 1964 where he worked as a laborer for National Transit Oil Company. In 1966 he worked for Equitable gas prior to 1981 when he worked as a corrosion technician for Equitrans, LP. Following that he was a welding and corrosion inspector for 13 years with Gulf Interstate and McDaniel's Technical Services, Inc., prior to retiring from Elk Industries in November of 2013.He was a member of the Waynesburg Masonic Lodge 153 F & Am. and Lodge of Perfection in Uniontown, Pa. Mr. Hamilton and his wife made their home available for many foster children for the past 47 years.He enjoyed coaching little league wrestling and baseball, hunting, fishing, and camping in his camper.On August 3, 1963 he married his high school sweetheart Beverly Jean Adams, who survives.Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Jeffrey Lynn, husband of Rhonda Hamilton of Sycamore, Pa., and Anthony B. (Albert), husband of Heather Hamilton of Elkins, W.Va.; a daughter, Amy Christine, wife of Guy R. Hostutler, of New Freeport, Pa.; four grandchildren, Hunter, Hayden, Aaron, and Olivia Hamilton; two brothers, Carl C. Hamilton of Washington, Pa., and L. Sheryl, husband of Linda Hamilton of Graysville, Pa.; and a sister, Alberta, wife of Keith Wise of Graysville, Pa.Deceased in addition to his parents are two brothers, Donald W. and Kenneth M. Hamilton; and three sisters, Lena Chenney, Evelyn Price, and Garnet Smouse.The family suggests memorial contributions be made to your local chapter of the American Cancer Society.