Lawrence E. Hamm

Lawrence Edward Hamm, 85, of Ettrick, passed away on Nov. 8, 2013. He was the son of the late Frank Weldon Hamm and Virginia Slate Hamm; and was also preceded in death by: his wife, Doris Pond Hamm; a brother, William Franklin Hamm; one sister, Rebecca Hamm Jones; and his son-in-law, John E. Dawley Jr., retired colonel.

He is survived by: his daughter, Jenny H. Dawley; two sons, John M. Hamm and James L. Hamm; grandsons, John "Jay" E. Dawley III and Jeffrey J. Dawley and wife, Katie; one sister, Mary H. Hawkins; and numerous nieces; and nephews.

Mr. Hamm retired from the Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons as a carpenter foreman after 20 years of service, and was also a member of the American Legion Post #136 in Ettrick. Mr. Hamm was a member of the Ettrick Hunt Club and served as its president for over 30 years.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at the Petersburg Chapel of J.T. Morriss and Son Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home with Bill King, officiating. Interment will follow in Southlawn Memorial Park, Prince George.

Condolences may be registered at

Funeral Home

J T Morriss & Son Funeral Home & Crematory Service
103 S Adams St Petersburg, VA 23803
(804) 733-8511

Published in The Progress-Index from Nov. 9 to Nov. 10, 2013