Mrs. Willie Mae Hammond

March 26, 2013

Mrs. Willie Mae Hammond, affectionately known to many as “Bill”, of Elberton, Georgia passed away Monday, March 25, 2013 at Hart Care Center at the age of 104.

Mrs. Hammond was born in Royston, Georgia to the late William Jackson Lyle and Addie Sanders Lyle Yeargin. She was the widow of the late Jeptha Brown Hammond.

Mrs. Hammond was Past Matron of Rose M. Ashby Chapter #106 Order of Eastern Star. She was also the oldest member of First Baptist Church, Elberton.

Mrs. Hammond is survived by her daughters, Colleen Haralson (Kelsey) and Barbara Ann Hammond; a grandson, Randy Haralson (Debbie); and great-grandsons: Jake and Caleb Haralson, all of Elberton. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hammond was preceded in death by a loving step-father who raised her, Mr. J. B. Yeargin; a sister, Winona Stone; and two brothers, Lamar Lyle and Paul Yeargin.

A service to celebrate Mrs. Hammond’s life will be Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at The Chapel of Hicks Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Purvis officiating. A time of visitation will be at 1:00 p.m. just prior to the service. Interment will be at Elmhurst Cemetery.

Flowers will be graciously accepted.

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Arrangements for Mrs. Willie Mae Hammond are in the care of Hicks Funeral Home of Elberton.