Originally created 03/01/01

Mr. Elmer Hammonds



AIKEN - Mr. Elmer Hammonds, 76, of Marion Street, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

The funeral will be at noon Friday at Second Baptist Church with the Rev. Douglas Slaughter officiating. Burial will be in Aiken Memorial Park.

Mr. Hammonds, a native of Wagener, was an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War and had retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans, Effingham Lodge 98 and Second Baptist Church, where he was a former member of the Trustee Board and a member of Male Chorus.

The family said, "He was a prisoner of war during the Korean Conflict and received the Korean 50-year Freedom Award and 50th Anniversary Korean Service Award Medal."

Survivors include two sons, William Hammonds and Wilbert Hammonds, both of Columbia; an adopted son, Johnnie Hammonds, Columbia; three adopted daughters, Elnora Bing and Cynthia Singleton, both of Aiken, and Marjorie Jackson, Columbia; two brothers, Albert Hammonds, Columbia, and Alvin Hammonds, New Ellenton; two sisters, Johnnie Mae Tobin, Columbia, and Estelle Smith-Hammonds, Wagener; and eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be deacons and trustees of Second Baptist Church.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of Disabled American Veterans and Effingham Lodge 98.

Friends may call at the residence or at Jackson-Brooks Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The Augusta Chronicle, March 1, 2001