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James Carl Hammond

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at White-Ranson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jerry Leggett officiating, assisted by the Rev. Paul Adams. Burial will follow in Obion County Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home 5-8 p.m. Wednesday.
Pallbearers will be Greg Hammond, Kenny Crews, Fred Wilkinson, Bryan Key, Jordan James and Dr. Josh Whitledge.
Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Key, Leonard Todd, Kenneth Fuzzell and members of the Crystal Community Rook Club: R.C. Crews, Jerry Dyer, Pete Whitten, Claude Morgan, Rayburn Weatherly, Johnny Fowler, Russell Hilton, Robert Garrigan, Pat Murdock, Mike Hall, Larry Borouff, David Puckett and Johnny Dyer.
The family requests that memorials be made to Liberty Baptist Church on Middle Road near Fulton; or St. Jude Children’ s Research Hospital in Memphis.
He was born Jan. 7, 1930, in Obion County, son of the late Naul and Beatrice (Harpole) Hammonds. He married the former Nancy Freeman in 1969. She died in 2006. He married the former Peggy Smith July 3, 2008. She survives. He was a farmer and landowner and was a member of Liberty Baptist Church, where he had been Sunday school superintendent and a deacon.
He was a 50-year Mason and a Shriner and was a member of Jones-Walker Veterans of Foreign Wars in Union City.
He was a member of the Obion County Soil Conservation Board for many years and was a Livestock Pioneer. He had also been Obion County Farmer of the Year several times.
He is also survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Carl Wayne and Jessica Hammond of Union City; his daughter, Becky Buckner of Union City; two stepdaughters and sons-in-law, Allison and Dr. Josh Whitledge of Fulton and Cindy and Keith Lacewell of Clinton, Ky.; 10 grandchildren, Julie Davidson and Mandy Bray, both of Memphis, Derek Ivey and Jordan James, both of Martin, Mason Hammond and Aubrey Hammond, both of Union City, Andrew Vaughn of Alabama and Adam Vaughn, Reagan Whitledge and Drew Whitledge, all of Fulton; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Joe Hammond of Union City and Tommy Hammond of Puryear; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Donna Ellegood; and his sister, Betty Hornsby.

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