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Eugene E. Hammett

Greer

Eugene Ethel Hammett, life-long resident of Greer, father, grandfather, retired salesman and long-serving Taylors First Baptist Church deacon and Sunday school teacher, passed away from complications of Parkinson's disease on Wednesday, March 2, 2011.

Several days past his 88th birthday, Hammett joined his wife, Dorothy Ruth Walker Hammett, who died late 2008. He is survived by three daughters: Phyllis Hammett Altenbern and her husband, Jim of Greer, Janis Hammett of Greensboro, NC and Leisa A. Hammett and her husband, M. Dee Hamilton of Nashville, TN and one grandchild, Grace Walker Goad of Nashville, TN.

A graduate of Taylors High School, Hammett attended Wofford College and spent his career at Greenville Steel, Homelite and was a multi-award-winning Salesman for DoAll Carolina.

Born February 17, 1923, he was the youngest child of Eustace and Kate Holtzclaw Hammett. With older siblings Harold and Frances, he grew up at the family home place on Hammett Bridge Road. He raised his own family on nearby Brushy Creek Road and then Hammett Road and later lived in homes in Botany Woods and the Fairview community before spending his remaining two years at Brighton Gardens/Emeritus on Pelham Road.

The family is at the home of Phyllis and Jim Altenbern, 111 Silver Ridge Court, Greer.

Visitation will be held in the Gathering Space of Taylors First Baptist Church on Saturday, March 5, 2011 from 2:30 until 3:30 PM.

The funeral will follow in the sanctuary with the Reverends Neil Cochran and Dr. Jimmie E. Harley presiding. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: SouthernCare Hospice, 600 Pelham Road, Suite B, Greenville, SC 29615 or to Taylors First Baptist Church, 200 W. Main St., Taylors, SC 29687-2342.

His family would like to thank the many friends and members of Taylors First Baptist, who visited and ministered to him, in addition to the loving staff of Brighton Gardens/Emeritus.

The Mackey Mortuary. Online obituaries and registry at www.mackeymortuary.com

Published in The Greenville News from Mar. 3 to Mar. 5, 2011
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