Morris Gladstone Hammonds, Jr.

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Visitation Details

Service Details
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Bordwine Funeral Home Bordwine Funeral Home
203 Ohio Ave., Etowah, Tn 37331 203 Ohio Ave., Etowah, TN 37331
 
Interment New Zion Cemetery
Sunday, January 7, 2018 2:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary

Morris Gladstone Hammonds, Jr., 76 of Athens, TN passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018.  He is a son of Neva Moses Hammonds and the late Gad Hammonds, Sr. He taught school for 17 years at McMinn Central High School; he was a carpenter and worked at Bowater’s. He was a member and deacon of New Zion Baptist Church

Preceded in death by his father; brother, Bill Hammonds; brother-in-law, Jim Constant.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Billie Rose Price Hammonds;
children and their spouses, Shannon Frazier, Marty and LeAnn Hammonds, Carmen and Doug Fugate, Russell and Sherrie Hammonds; grandchildren, Lindsey and husband Jerid Womac, Matthew and wife Allyson Frazier, Chelsea and husband Andy Jones, Parker Fugate, Sherilyn Hammonds, Henry Hammonds, Karli Hammonds, Sam Hammonds and Jordan Hammonds; great-grandchildren, Macy Frazier, Mia Frazier, Lexi Womac, Zeke Womac and Reid Jones; Mother, Neva Sue Hammonds; sister, Patty Constant; brothers and sisters-in-law, Stan and Jamie Hammonds, Chip and Tammy Hammonds; sister-in-law, Ann Hammonds; a host of family and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the funeral home with Rev. Stan Hammonds and Rev. Michael Coleman officiating. Family will receive friends from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Saturday prior to the service. Family and friends will assemble at New Zion Cemetery, Sunday, January 7th for the 2:00 p.m. committal service. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers, Matthew Frazier, Parker Fugate, Henry Hammonds, Sam Hammonds, Jerid Womac and Andy Jones.

 

 

 

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  1. June Bates January 10, 2018

    Bilie Rose, I’m so sorry to hear about Morris’ passing! I just found out! He was so nice & a big cutup! I know you are heartbroken! I remember all the closeness of your family, working with you & you telling me all about every Sunday dinner! The special things your kids did & when the grandchildren were born! I’m praying for peace & comfort for you & your family!! You have always been one of the best friends I ever had but we just don’t see each other much anymore! I love you! You will always be in my thoughts & prayers!!

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  2. Calvin Smith January 8, 2018

    I just heard about this and I am so sorry for your loss. Y’all are in my thoughts and prayers and I’m sorry I wasn’t there to talk to you, but I’ll see y’all soon. God bless you all.

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  3. Jessica Webb January 8, 2018

    Thoughts and prayers to you all.

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  4. Larry and Kay Sorah January 7, 2018

    Billy Rose and family,
    Our hearts , thoughts, and prayers are with you and family. We enjoyed our friendship and fellowship with Morris, our Christian brother in Christ . Most especially our memories of making music with him will be cherished forever.
    Sincerely,
    Larry and Kay Sorah

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  5. Jennifer Robinson January 6, 2018

    I’m so sorry to hear of your family’s loss, what a wonderful man he was, prayers of comfort, peace & strength during this difficult time

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  6. Ben, Ashlee, Floyd, Chelsey, Curtis, Stacey, Colden and Haley January 6, 2018

    So sorry about your loss. We are all praying for you. Love y’all so much

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  7. Melinda Sneed January 6, 2018

    Prayers for your family during your loss.

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  8. Jane McKinney January 6, 2018

    I am sorry for your loss, but rejoice in him going home. I am sorry I can’t make it to the funeral home, but will be thinking of you all. Please tell everyone hello and that I often think of all the good time we had.

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  9. Carolyn and Mitch Collins January 5, 2018

    We are so very sorry for the loss of Morris.He was a good man.We pray you take comfort in Good, knowing that Morris is with our Father in Heaven. May God bless you all.

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  10. Linda Allen January 5, 2018

    So sorry for your loss.

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  11. Anne Catron January 5, 2018

    So sorry to hear of Morris’ passing.
    He was a kind man and conscientious educator at Central.

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  12. David & Becky Leamon & Family January 5, 2018

    With our sincere sympathy.

    David, Becky, Amy & Neecy

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  13. Jane Chastain Weaver January 5, 2018

    So sorry to hear of Morris passing. Our prayers are with all the family. Sorry I won’t be able to attend the viewing and services.

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  14. Bobby Loftis January 4, 2018

    So sorry for your loss. Morris will be missed by all who knew him. Sending prayers for comfort and strength during this trying time.

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  15. Becky Houston January 4, 2018

    So sorry to hear of Morris’s passing. You all are in my prayers.

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    • Marty Hammonds January 5, 2018

      Thank You Becky.

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  16. Marie January 4, 2018

    My heart goes out with deepest sympathy to the family of Morris. God knows your deep heartache and the many tears you shed and he wants to sustain you. In the Bible at 2 Corinthians 4:7 it says that God can give us, “… power beyond what is normal,” to go from one day to the next. This does not mean that we no longer cry or that we forget, but it means we recover. We can recover because of our hope. When Jesus was on earth he saw the grief that his friends Martha and Mary experienced at the death of their brother, Lazarus, the Bible says, “Jesus cried,” (John 11:35). Afterwards, he resurrected Lazarus. Everyone was so joyful at having Lazarus back with them. Jesus Christ talked about our hope in John 5:28, “… all those in the memorial tomb will hear his voice and come out.” Jesus was referring to the resurrection. This is our amazing hope that anchors us. Just like an anchor stabilizes a ship, our hope stabilizes us, keeps us from drowning in overwhelming sadness so we can go from one day to the next. It helps us recover and have the power to go on. Not only does God provide the Bible promises to comfort, he will also comfort you by moving people who care about you to give you help and words of encouragement that you need to hear. When he brings the reality of his promised resurrection, all your tears of pain will be replaced with tears of joy.

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    • Marty Hammonds January 5, 2018

      Thank You Marie

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  17. Laura Moore January 4, 2018

    Marty, LeAnn and Jordan, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I love you and will be praying for God to give you and your family comfort! If you need me for anything, just call!

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    • Marty Hammonds January 5, 2018

      Thank You Laura

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  18. Ricky Bull January 4, 2018

    Very sorry to hear of the passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

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    • Marty Hammonds January 5, 2018

      Thank You Ricky your family was always part of ours.

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  19. Kenny & Christy Carver January 3, 2018

    Stan, sorry for your loss. We’ll keep you and your family in our prayers.

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  20. Alan Dyke January 3, 2018

    So sorry for your loss. I won’t be able to attend the services, but I’ll be praying for God’s comfort on everyone during this time.

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