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Charles E. Hammond

July 21, 1937 February 18, 2019
Charles E. Hammond
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Obituary for Charles E. Hammond

July 21, 1937 - February 18, 2019

Charles Hammond, 81, of Huntsville, passed away February 18, 2019 in Fayetteville, Tennessee.

Charles was born at home in the Divide community in Hopkins County, Texas to Avery and Lela Mae Hammond. He was the third of four boys. At the age of sixteen he felt the call of God and he surrendered to preach. He married Mary Harred when he was twenty-one. They raised six God-fearing children together. Charles worked a variety of jobs to provide for his family. He farmed and milked cows, worked in manufacturing and machine shops, welded, and ran a gas station; but mostly he preached. He pastored several Baptist churches over the years. His dedication and love for the churches he pastored reaped a rich harvest of lifelong friends. His health declined after a stroke in 2010 and worsened after the untimely death of his son, Carl. It became evident in 2015 that Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s had settled in his mind. In spite of the insidious diseases, Charles retained his passion for his Lord; he would often pray, preach, and sing in the dementia unit. He was loved and respected even in the nursing home- affectionately known as Brother Charles. He leaves behind his wife (Mary), of almost sixty years, five surviving children, ten grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren. His smile and fun-loving spirit will be missed.

He was preceded in death by his father, Avery Hammond, mother, Lela Mae Hammond; brothers: Harace Hammond and Raymond Hammond; and son, Carl Hammond (Anita).

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Mary Hammond; brother, Don Hammond; daughters, Melissa Elliott (Steve) and Myra Blankenship (Mike); sons: Eric Hammond (Kay), Chris Hammond (Kathy) and Cory Hammond; 10 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be Wednesday, 5:00 to 8:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will be held at New Hope Funeral Home, Thursday at 3:00 PM with Bro. Winfred Stayton , Bro.. Jimmy Henderson, and Bro. Wade Martin officiating.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Elliott, Seth Hammond, Shane Hammond, Ian Todd, Casey Hammond, and Dylan Yarbrough.

Interment will be at Moon Cemetery.

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Visitation

Wednesday

20

Feb

5:00 PM 2/20/2019 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 2/20/2019 8:00:00 PM
New Hope Funeral Home

2500 Oak Grove Rd.
New Hope, AL 35760

New Hope Funeral Home
2500 Oak Grove Rd. New Hope 35760 AL
United States

Funeral Ceremony

Thursday

21

Feb

3:00 PM 2/21/2019 3:00:00 PM
New Hope Funeral Home Chapel

2500 Oak Grove Rd.
New Hope, AL 35760

New Hope Funeral Home Chapel
2500 Oak Grove Rd. New Hope 35760 AL
United States

Interment

Thursday

21

Feb

4:00 PM 2/21/2019 4:00:00 PM
Moon Cemetery

352 Cave Spring Rd.
Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763

Moon Cemetery
352 Cave Spring Rd. Owens Cross Roads 35763 AL
United States
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