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Horace J. Hammonds

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Horace J. Hammonds Obituary
Hammonds, Horace J. ALBANY Horace James Hammonds, 74, passed away quietly on Monday, October 28, 2013 at home. Born in Smithville, Ga., he was the son of the late Arthur and Maggie Hammonds. Horace served in the United States Marine Corps. He worked for the United States Postal Service for more than 12 years and retired with 27 years of service from New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. Horace was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Troy. Horace was preceded in death by his brothers, Roy and Mack Arthur Hammonds, and his sister, Georgia L. Venson. Horace will be missed dearly by his wife of 47 years, Katherine M. Hammonds; children, Timothy J. Hammonds, Stephanie L. Mills (Gordon) of Atlanta, and Steven M. Hammonds of Schenectady; grandchildren, Emanuel, Erik, Amea, Amari, Ahvere, Kevin, Nevets and Micah; nephews, Mack Henderson, Joe Waite, Gary McClain, Randolph Ford and Eric Waite; nieces Maxine Ford, Sondra Reed, Veronica McClain, Constance Bing, Susan Avery, Quione Ford and Renee McConney; a special cousin, Ernestine Johnson, and several great-nieces, great-nephews and other close relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 12 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, 2165 Fifth Ave., Troy. Memorial contributions may be made to of NENY, Pine West Plaza, Bldg. 4, Suite 405, Washington Ave. Ext., Albany, NY 12205 in Horace's name. To leave a special message online for the family, visit NewcomerAlbany.com.
Published in Albany Times Union on Oct. 31, 2013
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