Troy L. "Skeeter" Ham, 76, of Malone, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at Marianna Health and Rehab. Mr. Ham was born in Malone on July 3, 1936 and spent most of his life in Jackson County. He worked for Ham Peanut Co. for more than 25 years, and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.
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He was predeceased by his parents, Bessie Howard and William Edward Ham; two step-mothers, Gertrude Bradberry and Joyce Ham and one son, Michael Wayne Ham.
Survivors include three sons, Steve Ham and wife, Darlene of Gordon Ala., Robert Ham of Greenwood, and Lamar Ham and wife, Marie of Bascom; three daughters, Elaine Bevis and husband, Lewis of Simsboro La., Cathy Hutchinson and husband, Roger of Georgia, and Vicki Riddle and husband, Wade of Georgia; two brothers, Ed Ham and wife, Becky of Malone, and Eddie Chaney of Malone; three sisters, Sue Watford of Quincy, Brenda Lewis and husband, Wayne of Columbia Ala., and Pat Williams and husband, David of Blakely Ga.; 18 grandchildren and 27 great- grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at First Baptist Church of Malone with the Rev. John Smith officiating. Burial followed in Ham Family Cemetery with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at James & Sikes Maddox Chapel.
The family would like to thank the staff of Marianna Health and Rehab, and Covenant Hospice. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Covenant Hospice 4215 Kelson Ave. Suite E. Marianna Fl, 32446, Expressions of Sympathy may be made online at http://www.jamesandsikesfuneralhomes.com/
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Feb. 20, 2013