Mildred Rieff Hammit PLAINVIEW-Mildred Rieff Hammit 82, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, in Plainview. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Hale Center with Dr. Gene Meacham officiating and Dr. Carrol Green assisting. Interment will be in Plainview Memorial Park under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview. Visitation will be 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. Hammit was born Dec. 12, 1929, in Altus, Okla., to Garland Henry and Sylvia Ann Woods Rieff. Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and four sisters. Mildred graduated from Hale Center High School in 1947. Mildred married A.W. Bub Hammit, Jan. 4, 1948, in Cotton Center. Mildred and Bub were in the grocery store business in Hale Center before going into farming in the Hale Center area. Mildred also was employed as secretary of First Baptist Church for seven years, where Bub served as a deacon for many years. Her favorite memory was serving as church hostess at her church and with her friends. Survivors include a son, Larry Hammit and wife Pat of Canyon; daughter, Sue Hammit Turner and husband Eddie of Plainview; and four grandchildren, Ryan Hammit of Lubbock, Lorrie Hammit of Canyon, Erin Turner West and husband Damon of Lubbock, and Andi Turner Knowles and husband Justin of Lubbock. She also glowed with pride when she talked about her two great-grandchildren, Cayden and Avery West. She is survived by two sisters, Ruby Teeter Barber of Bryant, Ark., and Edith R. Sims of Amarillo, and one brother, Henry Rieff of Cotton Center. The family suggests memorials be to First Baptist Church, Hale Center, hospitality ministry, Gideons International, P.O. Box 771, Plainview, Texas, and Plainview Christian Academy building fund.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Nov. 9, 2012