Myra Sheppard Hammack Adamson

Family-Placed Death Notice

ADAMSON, Myra MYRA SHEPPARD HAMMACK ADAMSON Myra Sheppard Hammack Adamson of Atlanta, Ga. and formerly of Edison, Ga. passed away on Feb. 1 at the age of 94 after a prolonged illness. She was preceded in death by two loving husbands; Dan Wilson Hammack of Edison, Ga. and Robert Francis Adamson of Atlanta, Ga. She is survived by her two sons; Dan W. Hammack, Jr. of Edison, Ga., E. Sheppard Hammack of Atlanta, Ga. and daughters-in-law; Dollie B. Hammack and Montez D. Hammack. Five grandchildren; Dan W. Hammack, III of Edison, Ga., Susan Hammack Cooper of Rome, Ga., Linda Hammack Robitscher of Atlanta, Ga., Blake Hammack Albar of Atlanta, Ga. and Christina Hammack Payne of Atlanta, Ga. as well as ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Edison United Methodist Church on Wednesday, Feb 4th at 2:00 pm with interment to follow in the Fort Gaines Cemetery. The family will receive friends at H. M. Patterson and Son, Arlington Chapel in Sandy Springs between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 3rd and also at the home of Dan & Dollie Hammack in Edison prior to the service on Wednesday. Mrs. Adamson was a member of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church as well as her hometown Edison United Methodist Church. Myra was born on December 28th, 1914 in Edison Georgia, the daughter of Ed and Stella Poston Sheppard. Myra had eight half brothers and sisters. Ed Sheppard was a pioneer citizen of Edison having settled there in 1878. Her mother, Stella, was a schoolteacher from Eufaula, Alabama. Mrs. Adamson attended high school in Edison, and in 1931, married Dan Wilson Hammack, the son of a local businessman. They were married for 36 years and remained in Edison where they raised their two sons. She was very involved in her husbands' businesses as well as her church and community activities. She, along with her mother, were strong supporters of the Edison United Methodist Church. Her main hobbies were playing bridge and gardening. Several years after Dan's death in 1967, Myra became reacquainted with Bob Adamson while visiting in Atlanta. They had each lost their respective spouses, and after a short courtship, were married. Bob was a retired bank executive with Citizens and Southern Bank. For several years they maintained homes in Atlanta and Edison while traveling extensively. Bob passed away in 1995. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Edison United Methodist Church, 107 Hartford St., Edison, Ga. 39846, Alzheimer's Association, 1925 Century Blvd. NE, Suite 10, Atlanta, Ga. 30345 (www.alz.org/georgia) or to your preferred charity. Arrangements by H.M. Patterson and Son, Arlington Chapel, 173 Allen Rd, NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328.

Funeral Home

H.M. Patterson & Son-Arlington Chapel
173 Allen Road Ne Sandy Springs, GA 30328
(404) 851-9900

Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Feb. 3 to Feb. 4, 2009