James O. Hammond

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James O. Hammond, 84, passed away Feb. 4, 2011, in Sandy Springs. He was born March 20, 1926, in Atlanta, and he was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Oxford and Robert Ora Hammond.
Jim lived in Nashville, Tenn., from 1927 to 1936. After returning to Atlanta he attended O'Keefe Junior High and Boys High and went on to attain a textile engineering degree at Georgia Tech. He served in the Navy during World War II. He married Marie Ann Pirkle on Nov. 24, 1948, in Canton, at her sister's home. Jim worked in the textile industry for more than 35 years then went into the insurance business before finally retiring. He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Sandy Springs where he was a deacon. His hobbies included fishing, gardening and playing duplicate bridge.
Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Marie Pirkle Hammond; beloved daughter, Suzanne H. Wilson and son-in-law Edward G. Wilson of Glenallen, Alaska; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Robert (Catherine) Hammond Jr., Mrs. Marshall (Dorothy T.) Pirkle, Mrs. Henry (Grace N.) Pirkle, Mrs. Frank (Elizabeth B.) Pirkle, Mrs. George (Pauline B.) Pirkle; brother-in-law, Jodie L. Hill; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, Feb. 6, at 3 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jimmy Orr and Dr. Kenneth Keene officiating. Burial will follow at Concord Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday, Feb. 5, from 4-8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Sandy Springs, 650 Mt. Vernon Highway, NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328.
Condolences may be made at www.ingramfuneralhome.com.
Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in ForsythNews.com from Feb. 4 to Feb. 7, 2011
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