Arnold E. Ashcraft, age 75, of Hamilton, passed away at Hospice of Hamilton on Monday, July 23, 2012. He was born in Hamilton on April 28, 1937 the son of Manford and Christine (Collins) Ashcraft. Arnold was a veteran of the U. S. Army. After serving in the Army Arnold spent most of his life in California. He is survived by a brother Francis M. (Martha) Ashcraft; six sisters, Barbara E. (the late James) Stansberry, Lois V. (P. R.) Carpenter, Sharon K. (Abie) Napier, Linda L. (Dwight) Davidson, Wilda M. (Robert) Kidwell, and Laura E. Sweeney; also numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arnold was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Walter Ashcraft. Cremation has taken place. Graveside services will be held 10:00 AM Thursday July 26th at Hickory Flat Cemetery with Rev. Orville Roach officiating.