COLUMBIA, S.C. - Walter C. Hammond Walt passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2011. Homegoing Service will be Saturday, November 26, 2011,12 Noon at First Calvary Baptist Church, 1401 Pine Street, Columbia, SC with Rev. Samuel Lewis, Presiding, Rev. Hiram Spain, Eulogist. The body will lie in state 11:00 am - 12:00 Noon. Interment at Ridge Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Ridge Spring, SC Visitation will be Friday, November 25, 2011, Davis Funeral Home, Inc., 412 Merritt Avenue, Ridge Spring, SC 29129. Public viewing / Lie in State 12:00 noon ; Wake ~ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. He was preceded in death by his parents, the late Floyd Albert and Eliza Turner Hammond and sibling, the late Johnny Floyd Hammond. Mr. Hammond was a Lifelong member of Ridge Hill Baptist Church. He attended First Calvary Baptist Church for the last 30 years. Mr. Hammond graduated Ridge Hill High School with honors. South Carolina State University graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Arts and Minor in Math. During his time at South Carolina State University, he was involved in numerous organizations and was a Member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. Alpha Lambda Chapter (Lifetime Member). He was also a lifelong civil rights activist; Mr. Hammond was involved in many protest and sit-ins and maintained a lifelong commitment to a better world for his children and their children. Mr. Hammond retired from the Richland District One School System in South Carolina after 35 years of service. During his tenure he served as educator and assistant Principal through-out the district. He served on the board of the National Education Association, and held the position of President and Treasurer for the Richland County Education Association for many terms Survivors are: Beautiful and loving wife of 49 years and 5 months, Elizabeth Winser Davis Hammond; 3 Children: Juan Hammond (Angela), Shuanise Washington (Donald), and Torey Hammond (Kimberly); 7 Grandchildren, Michael Washington, Chad Washington, Brittany Hammond, Cheyenne Hammond, Chloe Hammond, Micahi Hammond, Phoenix Hammond; 2 Great-grand's Nathan Garcia, and Marleigh Gard. Davis Funeral Home, Inc., Ridge Springs, S.C., 803-685-5120.
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Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Nov. 24, 2011